Community Policing committee not for politics – CP

The Sokoto State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim Kaoje, has maintained that Community Policing Committee that was initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari is not meant for politics, rather it is initiated to bring policing to the grassroot.

Kaoje made the disclosure during an inauguration ceremony of the Community Policing Committee at Wamakko and Bodinga Local Government Areas of the state.

Recall that crime issues of different forms have been soaring during the COVID-19 pandemic period and the police officers in the country have been urged to rise up to the security challenges in states.

However, since the police cannot be at every crime scene at a time, the initiative of community policing was introduced, in a bid to take security back to remote areas.

“The community policing committee is in order to assist in recruiting special constabularies that would support the Police Force operations in states and secure remote communities.

“This is not politics. The committee would exist and be synchronised with our formation, believing that members selected know everyone in their community.

“However, 50 constables would be recruited from each of the 23 local government areas of Sokoto State,” he said.

Kaoje added further that the selected persons would be trained by the police before they are posted within the state to complement the number of police officers in the state.

The CP also urged members of the public to continue to assist the police with meaningful information that can assist the police force to nab criminals in their various areas.

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