Association of Local Government in Nigeria (ALGON) has sought for police partnership to fight crimes and enhanced community policing across the country.
Spokesperson of Nigerian Police Force Olabisi Kolawole in a statement revealed that the partnership was sought when members of the Association paid a courtesy call to the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, at the force headquarters in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.
ALGON National President, Micah Y. Jiba in his remarks declared the group’s readiness to support the Nigeria Police to fight crime and equally put an end to all the security challenges facing the country through the assistance of community leaders.
They pledged to support the initiative of the Police Force so as to enhanced community partnership which would boost the security level of lives and properties.
In his remarks, Arase appreciated the Association’s move to partner with the Nigerian Police, and further urged them to embrace community partnership as an antidote for crimes and criminality.
He also reiterated the need for ALGON not to relent at rendering moral and logistic support to the Police at local level with a view to boosting, fortifying and consolidating National Security; while enjoining them to mobilize their locals to give useful information that will nip crime in the bud to the Police.