A Non-Governmental Organisation( NGO), Initiative for Leadership Development and Change (ILDC) on Wednesday said that community policing was panacea to plethora of security challenges bedevilling the country.
Chief Ugochukwu Nnam, President of ILDC, told Nigeria News Agency that only individual-centred and community-based security would enhance internal safety of Nigerians.
Nnam who commended the presidency for such idea, said that the gallantry of Nigeria’s police could not be adequate without a grassroots policing.
He explained that it was ideal for communities to have direct participation in the safety of their citizens and communities.
“Nigerian police cannot do the job alone in view of the alarming rate of crime and insecurity.
“We need to carry communities along just as it is done in some African countries such as Côte d’ Ivoire where indigenes volunteer as constables,” Nnam said.
The ILDC boss said that community policing was imperative to improve the country’s security architecture and called on all tiers of government to support the idea which, according to him, is a roadmap to a secured Nigeria.
Nnam expressed confidence in the All progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government to safeguard the country’s citizen, saying it would be made realisable with a concerted engagement of all.