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CIVIL SOCIETIES INITIATE PROGRAM TAGGED “POLICE IS MY FRIEND” TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN POLICE AND PUBLIC

A call has been made to work towards reconnecting the police and the public for optimal policing that will promote sanity and reduce the surge of criminality in the country.

The call was made by several non-governmental networks following the recent upheaval experienced in the country between the police and particularly young people in the country.

The organizations which involved, International People Reform Network, Techvibes, Airben and Deeradiel Support Foundation initiated a program tagged “Police Is My Friend” as medium to reach out to the police especially those on the field to offer some services to them.

According to the groups, the initiative is to enlighten the public on the vital role played daily by the Nigerian police towards bringing stability and to also inform the citizens in the country that the police are humans and are friendly.

The collaborating groups in their bid to offer corporate social responsibility organized and reached out to police on traffic duties around some strategic places within the federal capital territory by offering lunch to them to show that citizens still care and appreciate their efforts in bringing orderliness on the roads.

 

 

 

 

The groups also urged citizens to give room for compromise and dialogue as the police are first families before signing to serve as security agents.

According to them the society needs to go back and check the issues which led to the gap between the Nigerian police and the public in order to find a lasting solution to the reoccurrences of the clashes between the public and the police.

The “Police is My Friend” is one of the initiatives put together by the groups with other activities including town hall meetings to allow proper dialogue between the police and the citizens in the country.

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