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Policemen will soon be deployed in their communities of origin to enhance community policing, Inspector-General Ibrahim Idris said yesterday.



He told a meeting in Lokoja that the bulk of the 150000 policemen to be recruited in the next five years would serve in their respective communities.

Idris, who was represented by Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Finance and Administration Shaibu Gambo, said the move would take the police closer to the people.

He said the police was faced with shortage of manpower, but promised more policemen and equipment for Kogi to secure the people against rampaging armed robbers and kidnappers.

The Zone 8 Assistant Inspector-General of Police Jibril Yakubu and the state Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu, were at the meeting.
The state Chairman of the Police Community Relation Committee (PCRC), Mohammed Salihu, urged traditional rulers to show more interest in the security of their communities.

He said police stations and security equipment in various communities should be safeguarded by residents to enhance community policing.
Kogi branch of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria called on the police to curb incessant frictions between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the state.

State secretary of the association Suleiman Muhammed said three herdsmen were killed and 48 cows slaughtered in Omala Local Government Area in the past two months.

The meeting was attended by traditional rulers, Christian Association of Nigeria, Council of Ulamahu, transport unions and community leaders.

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  1. Wonderful idea. Just like state policing system.

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  2. Who says it is wonderful? A prophet they say is not recognized in his land. Also, Nigeria is a peculiar place. Now there will be high incidence of corruption, connivance and aiding and abetting crimes and criminality in the communities. This policy will likely throw the police into confusion and crises and it will likely not last. For example, how can policemen from the same communities where farmers and herdsmen are having a dispute, with all the sentiment, work properly and diligently?

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    1. You made a good point about aiding and abetting. But I disagree with your last point. I believe the police will deal with the herdsmen better when they are policing their own community because they will take it personal and make sure the herdsmen stop killing their people. Remember that farmers do not go inter state looking for herdsmen to kill it is the herdsmen that travel round the country killing farmers so they need to be contained

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  3. Good Idea, incredible, excellent, Amazing. this is when you are talking about security

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  4. Thank GOD, since my own community has no godfather to help during recruitment of policemen every time of last recruitments, I am waiting to see who will be deployed to our land.

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