Yobe Police Begins Community Engagement To Fight Crime

Hyacinth Chinweuba

In the efforts to ensure peace and security in the state, the Commissioner of Police, Yobe state Command, CP Y.S. Abubakar on 19th August, 2020 held a security summit with DPOs of various Divisions and the Chairmen and members of the state Vigilante/Hunters group with a view to stem the tide of the recent increase in cases of Rape,

Kidnapping/Abduction, Armed Robbery, Farmers/Herders Clashes and other criminal offences.

The Commissioner reminded the general public that the Yobe state of Nigeria Administration of Criminal Justice law 2020 has been signed into law and presently being enforced and that it carries stiff penalty for sexual offences as rape and other violent crimes.

 

Furthermore, he enlightened the members of Vigilante/Hunters group on the ongoing exercise of recruitment into the Nigeria Police of Special Constables as part of Community Policing Strategy in the country. This will take policing to the grassroots and help to reduce criminal activities at the Community level to the barest minimum.

In another development, the Commissioner of Police hosted members of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Yobe State chapter who paid him a courtesy call to discuss issues of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and the recent high rate of rape cases recorded in the state, said Dungus Abdulkarim,,spokeswoman of the Command.

The Commissioner called on all and sundry to always collaborate with the Police in all forms and also provide needed information to assist in crime reduction in the state.

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