Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr Mohammed Abubakar Adamu on Friday
said proponents of state police cannot succeed in their agitation in
Nigeria in the near future.
Adamu said rather that the federal government and security egg heads of
the nation were better disposed to entrenching the Community Policing
IGP made the statement during the closing ceremony of a four-day
workshop organised for Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) across
Nigeria at Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra on Friday.
Adamu who x-rayed the crucial roles of the PPROs in sustaining
police/public relations, added that the department was key to community
“When I was in Enugu State as the Commissioner of Police, the office of
PPRO initiated several engagements we had with Communities, educational
institutions and other groups.
“Through these engagements, we were able to check crimes especially
Cultism and that made Enugu one of the most peaceful state during my
tenure”, he said.
Adamu also urged the participants to ensure they deploy knowledge
acquire during the workshop to tackle the menace of hate speech.
He observed with concern that since the advent of Social media that some
people have decided to make negative use of Social media.
He said that activities of hate speech promoters today affect not only
security, but affect growth of democracy and other sectors.
“You should be versatile in the use of social media so as to enable that
their activities do not affect security operations”, he said.
According to the IGP, the issue of state police is ruled out because it
will be counter productive and government is strengthening the concept
of Community Policing.
Adamu said he approved the workshop due to the inherent advantage in the
Programme and added that the workshop would now be a recurrent activity.
Force Spokesman, DCP Frank Mbah who also spoke said the workshop was
targeted at exposing the PPRO on ways of tackling emerging challenges in
He commended the IGP for approving the workshop and assured that the
participants would use the knowledge acquire to improve security