The Acting Inspector-General of Police,
Ibrahim Idris, was on routing visit to Lagos police command ask officers and
men to focus more on community policing. Idris said efforts were on to check
criminals operating at creeks and waterways in Nigeria.
He stated this during interactive meeting with
security stakeholders in Lagos State command, stressing that criminal
activities on the waterways and creeks were of serious concern to him.
”I have been to Niger Delta area to
see security situation and to call for collaboration between the police and
communities in the areas.
”We have serious security plan to
cover all creeks and waterways from Lagos to Niger Delta areas,” he said.
The police Inspector general
contended that one way to check crimes nationwide was through regular meeting
between the police and community people.
”I believe in policing with the
community and not policing at the community. Together, we can discuss and find
common solutions to problems not just of security but also of safety, the
protection of all in the society.
”My approach, therefore, is aimed
at giving reality to the historic proposition that the police are the community
and the community area the police.
”I will encourage you to use all
means available to you to bring topical issues to our attention. I expect
people to be members of Eminent Persons Forum in all communities.
Accordingly, this forum is one of
my strategies to police all communities in Nigeria. I am partnering with Lagos
Commissioner of Police to ensure that the state is safer for all,” Idris