The Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed
‘’Operation Amotekun’’ got a major boost on Wednesday as the Senate and the Inspector General of Police agreed to work out the implementation modalities of community policing nationwide.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan, who spoke after over five hours of closed- door meeting with the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, said the Upper Chamber resolved to support the police through legislative interventions.
Adamu had been invited by the Senate to brief it on the police’s “Concept and implementation modalities of Community Policing Policy” as part of efforts to curb the deteriorating security situation in the country.
Lawan also insisted that the police must be more “operationally proactive to protect the lives of the citizens.”
Adamu, while answering questions from reporters after the session, urged Governors and Local Government Chairmen across the country to take responsibility towards addressing insecurity in their domains instead of leaving everything to security agencies. The IGP explained that he appeared before the Senate and briefed them on the concept of community policing.