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Gov. Hope Uzodimma backs community policing, launches “2-Day Security Summit” in Imo State

Imo State governor, Hope Uzodimma, has kicked off a 2-Day Security Summit for Traditional Rulers, Local Government Chairmen, Town Union Executives, Community Vigilantes and other relevant stakeholders in Imo State with the theme “Capacity Building and Development of a Security Road Map for Imo State, ” with the IGP, Mohammed Adamu in attendance.

While speaking at the summit, the IGP charged all the relevant stakeholders to work in synergy with each other, to improve peace by building a crime-free society.

Adamu called on them to put up necessary measures in their domains and locality that can institute lasting peace and security.

He also highlighted the need for community policing as one of the pivotal security mechanisms in curbing crimes, adding that officers and men of the police force especially in the State have been trained to combat every form of security threat in the State.

Also, the governor assured the IGP, his readiness to support the idea of policing. He said;

“Speaking during the event, I reiterated our government’s stand in securing the lives and properties of Imolites.

“I assured the IGP of our administration’s readiness to support community policing with every necessary resources and manpower.

“In actualization of this, I reinforced the ban on Traditional Rulers living outside their communities, urging them to put in their best towards assisting the government and the security agencies in building an Imo State of our dream, free of all forms of crime and criminality,” the governor said.

“Furthermore, I promised to rebuild all the Police Stations and formations which were affected during the hijacked #EndSARS protest in the State and also to support the families of slain Police Officers.

“While declaring the 2-Day summit open, I expressed gratitude of the Government and the people of Imo State to the Inspector General of Police for creating time, out of his busy schedule to join the summit.”

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