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CP Itam Tasks Vigilante Operatives, Other Security Agencies on Effective Policing System in Anambra



By Ikemefuna Asika

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Nnaghe Obono Itam has restated his commitment to operate an all-inclusive policing system to hear from everyone and anyone that with help the Security Agencies in enforcing the law and maintain public order and safety in the State.

He made this known at Prof. Dora Akunyili Women Development Center, Awka, where he hosted the Vigilantes groups and relevant security outfits in the State.

CP Itam commended the Vigilantes and security Outfits for their commitment, dedication, and selfless service in assisting the Police to nip crime in the bud in the State.

He frowned at some abnormalities observed within the communities among the vigilantes like illegal detention of suspects, mob actions, illegal security levy, and assault on suspects among others. He advised the security Operatives not to allow themselves to be used against one another, especially in the Community they are expected to protect.

The Police boss pledged greater cooperation of officers and men of the Command to the legitimate and recognized security outfits in the State.

According to SP Tochukwu Ikenga, PPRO Anambra Command, CP Itam proposed the creation of a State Policing Model anchored on the platform of the Police Community Policing Committee that will accommodate all security outfits to police the State, to make the sharing of intelligence information harmonized.

Anambra State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon Tony Collins Nwabunne thanked CP Itam and noted that this is the first of its kind in the State and seeks for such continuous engagements like this.

During the interactive session, the security operatives expressed satisfaction and stated their concerns which the CP addressed.

In attendance includes the Management Team of the Police Command, State and Zonal Chairman PCRC, Rep. of the Director State Security Department Awka, Hunters Association of Nigeria, Rep. of the National President of Town Union Association in the State, Rep of Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council, Members of Anambra State Road Traffic Management Agency (ARTMA) among others.

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