THE Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State, Abubakar Bello, has inaugurated “Eminent Persons Forum” to tackle communal clashes in the state.
The commissioner, who inaugurated the forum, recently in Lafia, said the initiative is one of the blueprints of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to boost community policing.
He explained that the policy is a modern-day strategy employed to tackle security threats by encouraging members of the public to complement police efforts in securing the society.
“It is worthy of note that the IGP has placed high premium on this programme because if Nigerians are carried along in securing their environment, it will go a long way in resolving issues such as communal clashes”, Bello said.
The commissioner also disclosed that the forum comprises traditional rulers, union leaders, retired public servants, religious leaders and market men and women associations who will assist the police in mediation and social control whenever security challenges occur.