Kaduna to Commence Screening of Youths for Community Policing
Kaduna State government has started screening youths for the commencement of community policing to tackle insecurity.
Acting governor, Hadiza Balarabe, on Monday chaired a meeting which was part of the consultations in the state’s three senatorial districts on how to address insecurity.
At the meeting were senators, House of Representatives and House of Assembly members; chairmen from the 15 local government areas in Kaduna North and Central as well as district heads.
After the meeting, senator representing Kaduna Central, Uba Sani, told journalists that they came together to collectively look into the security problems facing the state.
Sani said he was working on a bill to restructure police architecture to meet contemporary challenges, adding that if it scales through, the bill will create state police.
“We want to solve insecurity in the state and Nigeria as a whole. We will involve the community in tackling insecurity in the state through traditional and political leaders. Our governor is determined to end insecurity in the state.’’
Equally, member representing Kajuru/Chikun federal constituency, Yakubu Barde, said insecurity affects everyone in the society, irrespective of political affiliations, ethnicity or religious beliefs.
“Commissioners for local government, Ja’afaru Sani and his Internal Security and Home Affairs counterpart, Samuel Aruwan, have briefed us during the meeting. You know state governors have no control over security. We are working on restructuring the police architecture to enhance our ability to solve insecurity,’’ he said.
Sani said the state will commence thorough screening of selected youths by their district heads for community policing to fight insecurity. We plan to adopt community policing in our communities to complement security. We asked district heads to select honest youths and send to local government for thorough screening for community policing. We’re confident that community policing will solve the insecurity issue.’’
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