The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, says the state’s Command will take modern policing and security engagement to the rural areas.
Abdurrahman made this known on Friday during a community partnership and stakeholders’ engagement held at Ibagwa Nike community in Enugu East Local Government Area of the state.
He said that the Command would ensure that policing in the state was in line with the community-oriented policing tenets, which requires community partnership and stakeholders’ engagement.
“Community/stakeholders’ engagement is a veritable aspect of community-oriented policing geared towards reducing incidences of crime and criminality in our various communities; thus, making our areas safe and secured.
“With the community engagement, we will achieve model of policing of the community, by the community and for the community.
“What you have seen that I have started doing in the state’s communities is taking policing to the door-step of our communities in line with community-policing tenets and through support of stakeholders,’’ he said.
The commissioner said that the Command would organise programme of engagement for neighborhood watch groups, forest guards and traffic enforcement team among others.
“This will keep them to operate in line with the modern day policing realities and by that deepen relationship between police and its relevant stakeholders in the state,’’ he said.
Responding, Igwe Emmanuel Ugwu, Traditional Ruler of Ibagwa Nike community, expressed happiness on the current state of security in Enugu State.
“We are happy on the tremendous improvement in security since you assume duty as the police commissioner of the state,’’ Ugwu said.
Nigeria News Agency reports that the commissioner had visited stakeholders in the five Police Area Commands in the state.
The area command are Nsukka, Udenu, Agbani, Enugu and Oji River Police Area Commands.
Edited by Edwin Nwachukwu/Ismail Abdulaziz