Nigeria Police Force on Friday officially inaugurated the Area H Police Command, Lagos community policing committee, with a view to actualising the agenda of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, of grass root policing.
Members of the committee were drawn from Kosofe, Shomolu, Bariga, Agboyi-Ketu and Isheri local community development areas, which are under Area H Command of the Lagos State Police Command.
Speaking at the occasion, the Inspector General of Police, who was represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Ahmed Iliyasu, noted that following the recent upsurge in crimes and other social disorder, the current management under his leadership considered the urgent need to holistically implement community policing.
In an address delivered by Ola Agboola, an Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration at the Lagos State Police Command, who stood for the AIG said In order to effectively drive the community policing initiative, which is majorly citizens-centred, the composition of community policing committees at the state, area command, local government areas and divisional levels became imperative.
While appreciating the committee members, Adamu charged them to identify credible and suitable citizens from across their localities for appointment as special constables who will serve as Community Policing Officers.