End insecurity through community policing, Aregbesola charged
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The new Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has been urged to engage active members of the society in curbing insecurity through community policing system.
Head of Harmonised Vigilance Group in the South west, Alhaji Rilwan Hussein, made this call while fielding questions from newsmen in Osogbo.
He stressed the need for the Ministry of Interior to start mobilising active members of the society, who are desirous of helping law enforcement agencies to ensure a rearrangement of the nation’s internal security architecture through community policing.
“The internal security arrangement in Nigeria needs total overhauling. A heterogeneous society as Nigeria could not effectively police itself without the active participation of the society for efficiency,” he said.
Hussein urged the minister to inaugurate a virile committee to look into the issue of porous borders across Nigeria and find a lasting solution to the menace.
He noted that by the mandate of his office, he must strive to come up with a robust arrangement for internal security that will make a difference and also reflect community participation.
“Para-military organisations such as the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) among others could be used to effect formidable internal security arrangement in collaboration with the communities”.
He urged Aregbesola to come up with virile security measures that will give responsibilities to all strata of the society to be vigilant and involved in policing their communities in collaboration with security agencies.