HERDSMEN: IGP ORDERS CPS TO CONVENE TOWN HALL MEETING

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase has directed State Commands Commissioners of Police (CPs) and the FCT to immediately convene town hall meeting in their respective State Commands. The meeting is expected to address the misinformation, anxiety and animosity being generated in relation to the current security challenges associated with local communities and herdsmen.

The IGP also directed all Assistant Inspectors-General of Police in charge of Zonal Commands (AIGs) to personally oversee the process in order to ensure urgent compliance. This is contained in a statement in Abuja yesterday by the Force Spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole.

The IGP who stated that the proposed meetings be held at State and Area Commands as well as at Divisional levels, explained that it will enhance the process of reassurance policing and need for peaceful coexistence and sensitivity of each community’s value, space and interest.

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