Governments at all levels have been tasked to support community policing initiatives to salvage the deteriorating security situation across the country.
This was the view of a cross-section of stakeholders at the passing out parade of newly trained community police operatives in Jos South’s local government area of Plateau State.
The freshly trained community police volunteers, numbering 133, are part of efforts to stem the hydra-headed insecurity challenges being witnessed in the country.
Residents and business owners commended the conduct of the volunteers, noting that they are helping to bridge the gap between the police and the public.
There were also calls for proper equipping and support for the community police in order to increase their efficiency.
With the calls for state and local police becoming louder by the day, the passing out parade will ignite a glimmer of hope that the dream might become a reality soon.
Editor: Nkoli Omhoudu