IGP in Kano, harps on police ties with community
Acting Inspector-general of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has emphasised the need for closer relationship between law enforcement agencies and the community.
The IGP said such ties would enhance public trust and collaboration for effective crime prevention and resolution.
Egbetokun made the remark, at the weekend, during a duty tour to Kano State, where he undertook crucial engagements aimed at fortifying community policing efforts, promoting safe schools, enhancing discipline, and fostering a safer society.
According to police spokesman, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi, the tour included a visit to the Governor, Abba Yusuf; Emir’s palace and meetings with key stakeholders.
Adejobi said: “During the tour, the IGP had the privilege to meet with His Highness, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the Emir of Kano; members of the Emirate Council, including Alhaji Babba Dan-Agundi, members of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) and key stakeholders in the effective policing of Kano and its environs.”
“These meetings underscored the collaborative spirit between law enforcement, traditional institutions and other relevant sectors in ensuring the safety and well-being of the community and Nigeria at large.”
At the command headquarters in the state, the IGP highlighted the pivotal role of the police in upholding the novel engagement policies of Nigeria Police Force (NPF) focusing on key areas such as community policing, safe schools, discipline, and a safer society in general.
He was accompanied by members of the Force Management Team, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 1, Kano and Commissioner of Police for Kano.
The spokesman added: “The IGP expressed unwavering zeal to work tirelessly with all stakeholders to build a more secure society for all citizens. His duty tour to Kano exemplifies the Force’s dedication to proactive engagement and collaboration, reiterating the vision of a peaceful and harmonious Nigeria.
“The police boss, in line with his vision statement, disclosed his intention to work towards having a police force that is professionally competent, rule of law-compliant, service-driven and people-friendly to boost the efforts of the government for quick economic recovery and socio-political stability in the country.”
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