South East govs, Police IG reconcile differences on community policing

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The Inspector General of Police, Mohammad Adamu has reverted back to the agreement he reached with state governors from the South-East region on community policing.

Mr Adamu was accused by the governors of deviating from what they discussed on the composition of the force at the grassroot level.

The governors, earlier in the week, alleged that  were not carried along on the formation of community policing and went ahead to instruct state assemblies to enact back up laws to enable them form a regional security.

But briefing journalists on Wednesday, Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum, David Umahi, said they have sorted out their differences.

“We saw that his (IGP’s) idea on the issue can assist us but when the state commissioners of police mistakenly constituted the community policing committee themselves and asked us to inaugurate, we felt something was wrong,” the Ebonyi governor said.

“We contacted the IGP that it was not what we discussed and he agreed that the commissioners of police made mistakes. The composition was entirely the duty of governors and other stakeholders.

“For the past two hours, we have been having meeting with the IGP alongside the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, traditional rulers and some stakeholders from the zone, there is no longer a disagreement between the governors and leaders of the zone with IGP,” Umahi added.

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