9,694 community policing constables graduate

9,694 community policing constables graduate

The Ministry of Police Affairs has said a total of 9, 694 people have graduated as pioneer special constables for community policing programme.

A statement, on Sunday, by the Acting Director/Head Press and Public Relations Unit, Odutayo Oluseyi said they were trained in basic police duties, concepts of rule of law, police-community relations, intelligence gathering, neighborhood policing, basic knowledge of Human Rights and consequence of abuse of office in a democratic setting, amongst others.

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According to the statement, the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, spoke at the passing out parade for the pioneer set from Zamfara state at the Police College, Kaduna

The statement reads in part: “While affirming the justification of the establishment of Ministry of Police Affairs, he said community policing in Nigeria is one of the dynamic innovations aimed at bringing policing closer to the people through their participation to effectively curb crime and criminality.

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“He said further that the knowledge they have acquired on the need for respect of human rights in a democratic setting will be of immense benefits in the discharge of their duties to forestall such infractions, which led to recent #EndSars protest in the country.

“Dingyadi appreciated the efforts of the Inspector General of Police and his Management team, State Governors, Local Govt. Chairmen, Community Leaders and other Stakeholders who worked collectively to achieve the feet.”

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