Community Policing: South-East Governors Reject IGP’s Template

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The South-East zone, on Sunday, rejected the community policing template imtriduced by the police hierarchy, declaring that it would not implement it. This was contained in a communiqué presented by the zone after its enlarged meeting in Enugu.

The communiqué was read by chairman of the South-East Governors Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi.

Others present at the meeting included Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Hope Uzodinma, Enugu and Imo, respectively, as well as Deputy Governors of Anambra and Abia States.

Present also were the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, former Governing of old Anambra State, Chief Jim Nwodo, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, and Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), South-East, Bishop Godwin Okafor.

They accused the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Adamu Abubakar of going contrary to earlier agreement they reached on the matter.

Said the governors: “The recent communication from the Inspector General of Police to our governors on community policing composition is not in keeping with the agreement we reached with him during his last visit to the South-East.

“In the circumstance, we cannot begin implementation of it until the programme reflects our earlier agreement.

“The South-East Governors and their leaders request the IGP to revert to our initial agreement reached on community policing at Enugu”.

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