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  The Inspector General of Police Mr Usman Alkali has tasked the special police to operate within the scope of the law Alkali made the charge in Enugu on Wednesday while declaring open a two day capacity building workshop for community policing stakeholders in the south east The police chief was represented by the Inspector General of Police in charge of Investigation and Planning Mr John Amadi He warned the police not to engage in any act that would be contrary to the community policing implementation process According to him being a special police officer is voluntary and does not generate remuneration He said the clarification was necessary in view of the recent unjustified protests by the special police in some parts of the country Alkali explained that quasi security staff volunteers were only expected to partner with and complement the police to protect their respective communities I must congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari for his presidential wisdom in approving and adopting the community policing model as an internal security strategy for the entire country he said The IG expressed the hope that the full upgrade of community policing would strengthen understanding and renew trust between the police and communities A retired police commissioner Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu who is one of the resource persons identified a lack of trust inadequate funding and government policy leapfrogging as factors militating against successful police implementation community In addition the traditional ruler of the Amaowo community in Imo Eze Peter Njemanze said that the involvement of traditional rulers in community policing would ensure its success Njemanze appealed to the government to consider some form of remuneration for the special police to boost their morale The workshop was attended by the states of Abia Anambra Ebonyi Enugu and Imo Edited Maharazu Ahmed Source Credit NAN
I-G tasks police special constabulary to operate within ambit of law

Inspector General of Police

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Usman Alkali, has tasked the special police to operate within the scope of the law.

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Alkali made the charge in Enugu on Wednesday while declaring open a two-day capacity building workshop for community policing stakeholders in the south-east.

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Inspector General of Police

The police chief was represented by the Inspector General of Police in charge of Investigation and Planning, Mr. John Amadi.

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He warned the police not to engage in any act that would be contrary to the community policing implementation process.

According to him, being a special police officer is voluntary and does not generate remuneration.

He said the clarification was necessary in view of the recent unjustified protests by the special police in some parts of the country.

Alkali explained that quasi-security staff volunteers were only expected to partner with and complement the police to protect their respective communities.

Muhammadu Buhari

“I must congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari for his presidential wisdom in approving and adopting the community policing model as an internal security strategy for the entire country,” he said.

The IG expressed the hope that the full upgrade of community policing would strengthen understanding and renew trust between the police and communities.

Emmanuel Ojukwu

A retired police commissioner, Mr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, who is one of the resource persons, identified a lack of trust, inadequate funding and government policy leapfrogging as factors militating against successful police implementation. community.

Eze Peter Njemanze

In addition, the traditional ruler of the Amaowo community in Imo, Eze Peter Njemanze, said that the involvement of traditional rulers in community policing would ensure its success.

Njemanze appealed to the government to consider some form of remuneration for the special police to boost their morale.

Enugu and Imo

The workshop was attended by the states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo.

Edited / Maharazu Ahmed

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Source Credit: NAN

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