Zamfara Establishes Community Policing

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Matawalle inspecting cache of arms and ammunition recovered from repentant bandits in Zamfara State.

By; ISAAC ODEH, Kaduna

Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has approved the establishment of Community Policing under the supervision of the Nigerian Police in the state.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by his Special AdviserPublic Enlightenment, Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa, made available on Sunday.

The new body will comprise of volunteers from across the 14 local government areas of the state to be trained by the Nigerian Police under the Polce Community Relations arrangement.

A total of 700 Youth will be meticulously selected, 50 each from the 14 local government areas of the state.

This new arrangement is different from the poorly conceived and now banned ‘Yan Sa Kai volunteers who were found complicit in compounding the security situation bedeviling the state in the past.

“The new arrangement will comprise of authenticated volunteers who will be thoroughly trained by the Nigerian Police and will be uniformed for easy identification. Their role will complement the efforts of the Nigeria Police in their respective communities”, Governor Matawalle explained further. 

Already, arrangement to this effect has been made and the first batch of the volunteers will be launched very soon. 

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