The commissioner of police, Enugu State, CP Ahmad AbdurRahman, Friday, tasked the newly-inaugurated Community Policing Committee to brace for the challenges of checkmating crimes and criminalities in the state. He said the inauguration was in line with the New Community Policing Strategy of the Nigeria Police Force, and a follow-up to Enugu State Community Policing Advisory Committee recently created by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
While commending the inspector-general of police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, for rejuvenating the concept of community policing in curbing crimes and other security challenges in the country, CP AbdurRahman called on members of the committee to bring their experiences to bear in executing their duties.
The chairman of the committee and command’s deputy commissioner of police, Department of Finance and Administration, DCP Fred E. Ekokotu, assured that the committee would work towards the realization of its set objectives. The co-chairman of the committee, HRH Igwe Emmanuel Ugwu, Igwe Ibagwa-Nike, promised the committee would do its best to accomplish assigned responsibilities.
The police PRO, Enugu State Command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, told THE WHISTLER that, “The committee is concerned with coordinating the state’s community policing programme, fostering security awareness and monitoring progress on community policing, and developing or unveiling new approaches to community policing based on challenges, success stories and needs.”
Members of the committee include Dr Aikay Ubaka, deputy chairman, Police Community Relations Committee, Enugu Command; Pastor Onuora Okeke, state secretary, Christian Association of Nigeria; Alhaji Ibrahim Ezeani, representing the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs; Mr Larry Oguego of Human Rights Volunteer Corps; Comrade Virginus Nwobodo, state chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress; Comrade Pascal Nnaemeka Ugwu, state chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria; Mrs Josephine Okechukwu of Nigerian Women Society; Barr Gabriel Nnamani, state chairman, Council of Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, and Barr Jude I. C. Ezegwui, chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, Enugu State.