After South-West launched ‘Amotekun’ and a Northern Group birthed Shege Ka Fasa, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to allow the South-East to establish their own security – ‘Operation Ogbunigwe’ – to take care of their challenges and peculiarities.
Concise News reports that Nwodo made the position of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group known at the end of the South-East Security Summit held in Enugu on Wednesday, with the theme, ‘Strategic Partnership for effective Community Policing in the South East Geo-Political Zone.’
Nwodo said: “Mr IGP, our farms have been devastated and the herders that devastated our farms carry AK-47 rifles. You cannot be talking about community policing when the people you want to supervise, you do not understand their language.
“Your legal architecture doesn’t take into consideration that our governors, by the constitution, are the chief security officers of their various states, and this gives them the responsibility to protect the lives and property of their citizens.
“So when you begin to talk about recruitment, with the commander and control, and you do not share with the governors and representatives at the local areas this command and control and recruitment, this exercise is dead on arrival.”
The Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, while addressing the summit said: “The community policing model is one that will draw on the legal opportunities provided by the Police Act for the engagement of special constables who will be engaged as community policing officers under the coordination of the Nigeria Police Force toward evolving a community-focused policing architecture.”
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