The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu, and the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Adams, have decided to form a synergy to tackle the rising spate of insecurity in Nigeria. The decision was taken at a meeting held by the representatives of the IGP and Adams Tuesday, during which security situations in the country were reviewed.
Chief of Staff to the IGP, Mr. Jude Nwankor, who led the team of the police top hierarchy on the visit, said the reason for the visit was to seek Adams’ support in solving the security challenges in the country, adding that the police would be willing to partner with the generalissimo of Yorubaland, given his deep knowledge and experiences in the grassroots. “We are happy to relate with you as a prominent voice in Yorubaland.
We know there is no way we can secure the grassroots without local intelligence. The IGP has indicated interest in seeking your assistance and support and that is why we are here to tell you that the Nigeria Police Force, as an institution, is ready to partner with you,” Nwankor stated. Adams, in his address, commended the IGP for the move, saying, “The visit, as far as I am concerned, is a welcome development and it will a long go way in solving the menace.
“The security situation in the country is becoming too worrisome with cases of killings, kidnapping, rape, and banditry that are prevalent across the South West states, and there is an urgent need to curb the menace.”
The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, however, enjoined the IGP to be proactive in tackling the various security issues in the country, stating that he believes in boosting local security, and the best measure is to get people at the grassroots involved in local security.
He told the top police hierarchy that as the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, there are pressures on him to act on the issues. Adams admitted that the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) is ready to partner with the police, to solve the security challenges in the country, adding that the group had a history of winning the war against kidnapping, banditry and other social vices. At the end of the meeting, Adams presented a letter to the IGP, indicating his support to proffer solutions to the insecurity across the country.
Philomena Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.