Gov. Buni inaugurates community Policing Advisory C’tee
From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
Governor, Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, has inaugurated the State Community Policing Advisory Committee (SCPAC).
Gov Buni said, “the SCPAC is a policing tool designed and developed by the Nigeria Police Force to ensure broad-based community engagements and partnerships.”
The governor, who was represented at the occasion by his deputy, Alhaji Idi Gubana, added that: “Through the committee, law enforcement agencies, especially the police can promote positive and productive community cooperation, collaboration and participation in curbing crimes.”
Members of the committee include the state Commissioner of Police as Chairman, the Chairman of the State Council of Traditional Rulers as
Co-Chairman, and heads of security agencies in the state as members.
Other members were the state Chairman of Police Community Relations Committee, the state representatives of Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, and the state Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
It also included one representative each from the three Senatorial Districts of the state and the Director of Security from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.
In a message, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, noted that one of the strategies of addressing the lingering issue of insecurity in northern Nigeria, was through the community policing scheme.
Adamu, represented by Aminci Baraya, a Deputy Inspector General of Police said, “we have conducted research into it and what we are doing today is an implementation of the findings of the research.”
The Police Commissioner in Yobe, Abubakar Sahabu, said that the concept of community policing had been adopted and implemented with great success in many parts of the world, including USA, Africa, Asia, and Europe.