IG meets Govs as Police begins recruitments for Constables

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The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, and the South-East governors will on Wednesday meet in Enugu, the Enugu State capital, over the Federal Government’s community policing policy.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, who disclosed this in an interview on Monday, said the IG would be attending a security summit with the South-East governors as part of a nationwide mobilisation towards the community policing policy.

The meeting is coming three days after the South-East governors, the Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and prominent Igbo leaders met on the insecurity in the country, in Enugu.

Before the meeting attended by the governors and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo leaders at the Enugu State Government House on Sunday, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo at another meeting earlier in the day said it would do everything to defend its people.

At the Enugu State Government House meeting, the South-East governors urged the houses of assembly in the zone to make laws that would pave the way for the establishment of a security outfit for the region.

But the Force Public Relations Officer, Mba, told The PUNCH that the police had begun the process of screening and recruiting constables for community policing.

Recall that the IG, had in a wireless message to state commissioners of police, directed them to liaise with community leaders and traditional rulers with a view to setting up committees for recruiting the constables.

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