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North-Central Speaks On Replicating ‘Operation Amotekun’ In The Region

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North Central region has hinted on its resolution after a meeting that its focus at the moment is to invest in community policing.

According to a report monitored by Naija News on the PUNCH, Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, disclosed to newsmen in an interview that North Central is not interested in creating any new security outfit in the region.

Recall that the South-West governors have joined heads to agitate for the establishment of its regional security outfit, ‘Operation Amotekun’ to curb insecurity in the geopolitical zone.

Sule in his statement noted that “The North- Central states had met to consider the option of a joint security outfit like the South-West but they came to the conclusion that they would rather invest in community policing.”

Reacting to the establishment of the ‘Operation Amotekun in the South-West region, Sule said “We had our own security summit where we invited all the six governors to Lafia and they all came. We had a very serious discussion about security concerns common to the zone. At that forum, we decided community policing is the best option for us in this zone and the community policing we are talking about begins from the ward level up to the state.”

He added, “We will involve youths, women and some of the vigilance groups that we have. We invited traditional rulers and all the major stakeholders to come together and identify their security risks and challenges and how do we address them. We will provide the resources to help them to make sure that communities are protected. So, that is why in the North-Central states, we adopted community policing as our best option for all the six states including Abuja. About the South-West, I don’t know the structure and I don’t know how it will operate. I am from Nasarawa, my worry is Nasarawa that is where I am concerned about.”

Source: Naija News

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