July 21, 2024
Southern Govs Call For State and Community Policing
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Southern Govs Call For State and Community Policing

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State says governors in the southern region want state and community policing to tackle rising insecurity in the country.

According to him, this constituted part of the discussions held by the Southern Governors’ Forum which met in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday.

oncerns raised by critics of state policing that governors may abuse and use it as a tool for victimisation and intimidation, Governor Abiodun said that the security which state community policing will bring is crucial to development of the country.

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Governors of the southern region met in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, and selected Governor Dapo Abiodun as the chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum, while the Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo, was named as his deputy.