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#EndSARS: IGP seeks cooperation of traditional leaders to curb community violence

The IGP has called on traditional leaders to work with the Police on Community Policing.

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has called on traditional leaders to work with the Police on Community Policing, in a bid to secure local communities from violence.

According to Channels TV, the IG disclosed this on Thursday in Owerri during a one-day working visit to investigate the destruction caused by hoodlums during the post protests riots.

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The Inspector-General, Mohammed Adamu announced this week that over 1,590 suspects have been arrested across the country, following the widespread looting and rioting that occurred during the post protests violence.

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In his trip to Owerri, the IG tasked traditional rulers to work with the Police in ensuring a local community police framework.

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He added that the Nigerian Police Force will resume recruiting Police officers from ward levels to secure communities.

He reiterated that protesting is the right of every Nigerian. However, riots and lootings will not be tolerated by the Nigerian Police.

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