The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Monday while speaking at the inauguration of the Community Policing Advisory Committee in Gombe State noted that Police can’t be everywhere at the same time.
The Community Policing Advisory Committee will be co-chaired by the Emir of Gombe, Sheu Abubakar, and the Commissioner of police in the state, Maikudi Sheu.
Adamu who was represented by the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, in charge of Zone 3, Haliru Gwandu, noted that this is the time for community policing to commence.
He said, “I consider this timely and very crucial. The Nigeria Police Force has continued to emphasise that while the police cannot be everywhere, our communities are found everywhere. Consequently, safety and security will be better guaranteed when and where members of the communities are actively involved in crime prevention and community safety.”
“Since the formal introduction of community policing approach in 2004, NPF has made community policing the cardinal focus of efficient service delivery.”
He further stated that due to the increase in the crime rate, there is a need for a community policing strategy.
The Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, while speaking on the development said security is highly important and without it, anarchy will set in.
“The provision of security is the number one priority of each government because when there is security, you can guarantee that lives will be protected and businesses will be sustained. We remain focused as far as security is concerned,” Yahaya said.