N-Power: Osinbajo Snubs Scheme Discussing How Community Policing Will Work
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo with senior N-Power officials (Facebook)
Speaking in Ondo State on Sunday during a condolence visit to the bereaved Fasoranti’s family, the country’s number two citizen accentuate on engaging the police and Army to combat insecurity.
Prof Osinbajo says: “As you know, the President, very recently, met with the Service Chiefs, and also with the Inspector General of Police, and they have laid out a new policy on Community Policing.
“One of the most important things is gathering intelligence and that is why we have Community Policing; where policemen will be trained in their own local governments and remain there. This is as close as we can get to the Community Policing structure that we expect to have.
“The other thing is that we are also engaging the Army, so there will be a bit more military presence, especially along the roads and as you’ve heard, the Inspector General of Police has committed to full coverage with even helicopters.
“First in the search for the killers, and also to ensure adequate presence to deter this kind of terrible situation from recurring.”
Subsequently, President Muhammadu Buhari issued a statement expressing his heartfelt condolences to the family of Mrs Funke Olakunri and followed up with a telephone call.
That was in addition to Prof Osinbajo’s visit to the grieving family in Akure.
Meanwhile, the Police say they have made a lot of arrests and are screening suspects.
Recall this online news medium reported last week that the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, had after a meeting with President Buhari said plans are on to draft in N-Power beneficiaries to kick-start community policing in the country.
This was confirmed by Afolabi Imoukhuede, the Senior Special Assistant to the president on job creation and youth employment, who divulged that N-Power overseers have supplied volunteers’ data to the NGF and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu in view of the proposed community policing aimed at tackling insecurity in the country.