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Gov. Zulum Inuagurates Borno Community Policing Advisory Committee

By Sadiq Abubakar, The Nigerian Voice, Maiduguri
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Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State has reiterated the commitment and determination of the present administration to ensure peaceful and very secure society for its citizens.

The Governor stated this today Tuesday during the occasion of the Inauguration of Borno State Community Policing Advisory Committee which held at the multipurpose Hall of the Government House Maiduguri.

Represented by his Deputy H.E Hon Umar Usman Kadafur, the Governor said that the state is willing to cooperate with the Nigerian Police to create the enabling environment for the officers and men to work in harmony with various members of the communities in which they operate.

Zulum called on the citizens of Borno State to give their maximum support and cooperation to the Nigerian police to help enable them create a crime free society.

The Governor further said that the Initiative in no doubt came at the right time and will go a long way in reducing the rate of crime, especially the Boko Haram Insurgency which requires more robust community efforts along with law enforcement agents to contain.

Also in his address, the Inspector General of Police represented by the DIG of Police, Department of Logistics and Supply, DIG Aminchi Baraya said the concept of community policing is very Important and will help in the formalization of the same ideals and principles for more proactive,efficient and effective community policing in more challenging situations.

Borno State Commissioner of Police CP Mohammed Aliyu Ndatsu in his contribution said the present security arrangement in the State which involves CJTF, Hunters, traditional rulers and all stakeholders in the fight against insurgency makes it very easier to implement community policing in the State and appealed for more support and cooperation.

The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Barr. KaKa Shehu Lawan in his opening remark commended the initiative of State government and the Nigerian Police for coming up with this very good initiative of tackling insecurity in the State.

The formation of the two committee comprises of Traditional Rulers, Security Agencies, CSO,NLC, NBA, NUJ, NDLEA and Community Leaders representatives among others.