Police to hold national security summit on August 17

The Nigerian Police has concluded plans to hold a national security summit on Monday, August 17, hoping to fashion out new ways to combat the security challenges facing the country.

According to information posted on the Force’s twitter handle, the summit will hold at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

“The nation is plagued by crimes – terrorism, kidnapping, murder, cattle rustling, cultism, rape, GBV, bribery, corruption etc. These vices which the @PoliceNG have evidenced records on, impact negatively on our national wealth and development,” Nigerian Police says via its twitter handle.

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to grace the event as the special guest of honour while the the key note address will be delivered by the Sultan of Sokoto  Sa’ad Abubakar III.

Dr Ken Nwosu, an alternative dispute resolution expert and Prince Tony Momoh, former Minister of Information are expected to deliver papers at the summit, which will be chaired by fomer IGP Ibrahim Coomasie.

With the theme “Community partnership approach to internal security and crime management,” the leadership of the Nigerian Police may be aiming to foster a better working relationship between it and Nigerians.

Earlier on August 4,  the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase apologised to Nigerians for the past misconducts of his officers and men. He explained that the Police would only be effective if there was a partnership between it and the people.

“The police cannot effectively police a society without the cooperation and partnership with communities it has the mandate to protect.

“If we must rid the society of kidnapping, armed robbery and cultism, among others, security personnel must work with the people like their brothers and sisters.

“It is through this family relationship that the police and sister security agencies can truly succeed in riding our country of crime,’’ he said.

“The police cannot effectively police a society without the cooperation and partnership with communities it has the mandate to protect.

“If we must rid the society of kidnapping, armed robbery and cultism, among others, security personnel must work with the people like their brothers and sisters.

“It is through this family relationship that the police and sister security agencies can truly succeed in riding our country of crime,’’ he said.

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