The Commissioner of Police in Taraba, Mohammed Azare, has urged residents of the state to strengthen the concept of community policing in their respective areas through effective collaborations and partnerships.
|Inspector General of Police|
According to a press statement by the Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr David Misal, he made the call at a closed-door meeting with House of Representatives members and government officials.
Others present included community leaders, vigilante groups, local hunters, and leadership of Fulani herdsmen from the 16 Local Government Areas of the state.
Azare explained that this was aimed at bringing under constant checks and ensure that all perpetrators of crimes, particularly kidnapping were reduced to the minimum.
He stressed that all hands must be on deck to check the menace of kidnapping and other violent crimes, noting that the work of security should not be left in the hands of security agencies alone.
The police commissioner assured Taraba residents of the command’s commitment to ensuring sustainable security and advised them to share information with the police for effective community policing.
At the end of the meeting, the stakeholders all pleaded to assist the police in all ramifications towards sustainable security, as well as support them in terms of logistics.