The Nigeria Police Force has announced that it will join National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to fight crime, including drug abuse, rape and illegal possession of firearms in the country.
Through its spokesman, Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, stated this while addressing the Nigerian Police Corps Forum (NYSC members serving in the force), prior to a sensitization campaign on Friday in Abuja.
The need to create awareness among the youths on the need to avoid drug abuse, rape and other crimes necessitated the campaign.
Moshood explained that the force will partner with the corps to address crime and criminality bedeviling the country.
The spokesman said that the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, was committed to tackling security problems facing the country.
The President, Nigeria Police Corps Members Forum, Mr. Victor Aku, said that one of the objectives of the forum was to sensitize members of the public on the activities of the police.
He said most crimes in the country were being committed by youths.
The forum carried out its sensitization campaign at the Garki 2 international market and the federal secretariat.