Insecurity: Police To Install CCTVs Nationwide, Launch Safer Highway Policing

LAGOS JUNE 19TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The state of insecurity in the country has prompted the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to begin urgent plans to install “closed-circuit television (CCTVs) and other cutting-edge technologies in major cities in the country for city surveillance”.
Adamu made the disclosure recently while reviewing the security situation in the country for the past one month with senior police officers in Abuja.
In addition to installing CCTVs, so as to enhance the fight against criminality, the IGP disclosed that there are “plans directed at re-organising and re-launching the Safer Highway and Safer City Models of Policing which will entail the acquisition of new fleet of vehicles that will be deployed to dominate the public space”.
Stressing on community policing as a veritable tool for effective crime control, Adamu said: “The current attempts at implementing the concept of community policing also represents part of enduring strategies aimed at changing the policing narratives of the country.
“This will ensure the effective integration of the citizens to our internal security framework, guarantee the concept of policing by public consent and build partnership required to address peculiar communal threats.”
He, therefore, charged all police commanders to redouble their efforts in ensuring the safety and protection of lives and property in their areas of jurisdiction while providing the requisite leadership to officers and men under their supervision to desist from acts that widen the gap between the police and the community.
He said it is only when the police present a common front that they could defeat the criminals that constituted the common enemy.

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