On Monday, Ibadan the Oyo state capital received visitors including governors of the other five states in South-West, royal fathers, and many other stakeholders, at the International Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan for the South-West Security Summit.
The Security summit was convened by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu.
InsideOyo.com looks at five takeaways points from the summit:
1. The six South West Governors have agreed to join forces in combating crimes and criminality in the zone.
2. The Inspector General of Police has approved the deployment of special forces to be commanded by the Commissioner of Police, who will lead a SWOT team to support the crime fighting initiative of the states’ Commissioners of Police.
3. The Governors of the South-West geo-political zone have made commitments towards provision of more serviceable, fast moving patrol vehicles in support of crime fighting, which shall be launched in no distant future to complement the available fleet.
4. The traditional rulers have promised to join hands with the police to take the ongoing fight against the heinous crimes to the doorstep of the criminals.
5. The Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) has equally agreed to partner with the police in fighting crime to reduce it to the lowest ebb.
6. The deployment of cutting-edge technology by CCTV will be strengthened.
7. Aerial surveillance of flash points across the South-West geo-political zone is to be sustained.
The stakeholders said the effort is to give effect to the community policing vision of the Nigeria Police Force. Community Policing Officers (CPO) will be recruited from all the communities in which they reside.
This will complement the police in law enforcement functions within their localities by performing low risk and non-sensitive functions.