Police Force to curtail crimes with new initiatives – IGP

Mohammed Husaini, Abuja

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IGP Mohammed Adamu Abubakar

The Inspector General of Nigeria Police says the Force has a firm conviction on evolving new initiatives that will address the root cause of crimes in the Country.

The Inspector General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu made this known while unveiling the Logo of 30 minutes Quiz Competition in the Force Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria’s Capital.

Mr Adamu said the aim is to sensitise the younger ones on the dangers of crime through fun-filled quiz competitions.

“The ‘IGP 30 Minutes Quiz Competition’ is being organised in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education; State Ministries of Education, other education related agencies and stakeholders. This competition which is specifically designed for secondary school students will feature students from Police, Military, and Paramilitary Secondary Schools in addition to other conventional Secondary Schools across the Country. Seasoned panelists will ensure a credible, transparent and qualitative process that will culminate in a grand finale where mouth-watering prize would be won,” he emphasised

The Police Chief also said that as the programme progresses there will be School Visitation programme where Public Relations Officers will be visiting selected schools across the country to lecture the pupils and students on the dangers of taking to crime as well as the importance of abstaining from it. It would also involve career talks with a view to triggering the interest of some of the students in considering careers in the Police Force. These will further help in steering our children and youths away from all forms of crimes and criminality.

Mr Adamu further said that “It would be recalled that last year, the Police Force launched the Campaign against Cultism and other Vices, otherwise known as POCACOV. This initiative which was equally targeted at students is already making positive impacts across the States of the Federation. It is pertinent to note that these programmes are not in isolation but component parts of the big picture, which is, Community Policing with the sole aim of ensuring a safer Nation.”

“The management of the Police hoped that these projects will stem the supply chain of criminals. You will agree with me that once our children abstain from crimes, the future is assured. The ‘30 Minutes Quiz Competition’ and other pro-active, well-thought-out programmes will not only have an immediate impact, but are very beneficial in the long run to the youths and the Country at large”.

“Therefore parents, guardians and academic institutions are called up on to encourage their children/wards to participate actively in all of these sets of programs”.

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