Insecurity: Ezumezu Isinweke Advocates For Community Policing

March 30 09:07 2021

Insecurity: Ezumezu Isinweke Advocates For Community Policing

The Ezumezu Isinweke the worldwide apex Sociocultural body of Ihitte-Uboma people in Imo State has advocated for the formation of local security outfits, but must be in accordance with the stipulated laws of the country.

This assertion was made by retired Superintendent of Police Geoffrey Iwuagwu a Guest speaker at the virtual summit of Ezumezu Isinweke monthly program with the topic “Security and Local Policing”. The retired police officers advised local communities to develop a legitimate ways of securing the lives and properties of people in their respective communities “this outfits should be registered with the approval of the State Commissioners of Police and in accordance with the laws of the country”.

He said that the high rise of insecurity can be traced to the consumption of hard drugs by the youths, frustration and dispair caused by poverty and breakdown in social institutions, attitudinal disorder among government employees and politicians which breeds frustration, disappointment and aggression among the youths. “there is also the issue of prolification of arms and ammunitions into the wrong hands, this led to the Inspector General of Police revocating all licenses issued in 2019. Anybody bearing arms no matter the type, is seen to be committing an offense called the unlawful possession of fire arms”.

He finally advocated for
the implementation of the government industrial policies that encourage industries to start employing the country’s growing population, full implementation of prohibition of fire arms laws, and advised communities to organize awareness programs with relevant government and non-governmental organizations on the dangers of illegal usage of hard drugs.

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