ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE newly-appointed Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has recommended the formation of the Eminent Persons Forum to address the militancy and insecurity in the country.
He noted in recent times, some riverine communities in the Delta region witnessed renewed militancy occasioned by pipeline and oil installations vandalization, thereby causing environmental and security challenges.
Idris spoke during a courtesy call on Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, this past weekend.
The visit was part of the evaluation of security situation in some flash points in the creeks of the oil-rich state.
He said one of the strategies to tackle crimes in the country will be the formation of Eminent Persons Forum in collaboration with State Governments and various communities.
“The Eminent Persons Forum will be engaged in conflict resolution arbitration,” Idris proposed.
Idris, who was accompanied on the visit by the leadership of police in the state, conducted aerial surveillance and patrols in some riverine communities, including Camp Five, Madawo, Oparaza and Ugborodo.
He met elders, youths and members of local communities, urging them to be law abiding and cooperate with law enforcement agencies by exposing criminal element in their communities.
Idris meanwhile assured the communities police under his leadership will engage every community in accordance with international core values of policing with integrity, respect diversity, operate within the principles of democratic policing and cultivate the culture of professionalism.
– CAJ News