Community Policing Takes off in Anambra over Festive Season




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On monday 14/12/2020 State Police Command in collaboration with State Government flagged off sensitization campaign on Community Policing at Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre Awka in compliance with directive IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM,mni.

The programne is aimed at mobilising all stakeholders, community leaders and general members the public for improved in policing respective communities; and enhanced security consciousness especially during this festive season.

Dignitaries at the occasion includes Excellency the Executive Governor State Willie Obiano ably represented by Deputy Excellency DR Nkem Okeke,the Assistant in charge of Zone 13 headquarters,ukpo AIG Danmallam Mohammed,fdc who also represents the guest speaker,DIG RTD Val Ntomchukwu,mni and the Host, Commissioner of Police State Command CP John B.Abang,fdc.

Other important dignitaries are Heads of Sister Security Agencies,Chairman Anambra State Vigilante Service RTD CP Ikechukwu Aduba,Traditional Rulers,Religious and Political leaders,Top Government functionaries, and Organisations,newly passed out Special Constabularies as well as police and men drawn from the Command.

It would be recalled that on the 13th February,2020 a Security Summit was held in Enugu State and discussed on “Strategic Partnership for Effective Community Policing in the South East Geo-Political Zone”.

The summit which comprises of various stakeholders including the IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu,NPM,mni, all Governors of the South Eastern States ,IGP team,AIGS, Traditional Rulers,Religious leaders, organisations etc took a far reaching decision on how the will into the Federal Government initiative on Community Policing in order to enhance safety and security in the .

The event was convened within the framework of Community policing initiative and as part of the strategies of the Nigeria Police Force to employ an all- inclusive strategy toward addressing numerous internal security challenges in the South East Geopolitical Zone through a people oriented approach where the public will be part of and not apart from via constant engagements and collaborations taking into cognisance the existing security initiatives instituted by the Governors of the States in the South East at the grassroot levels.

SP Haruna Mohammed, PPRO Anambra State Police Command.

From PRNigeria