Abuja Begins Community Policing
Abuja Begins Community Policing

The Federal Capital Territory has launched its community policing initiative with the inauguration of a 16-member State Community Policing Advisory Committee.

Minister of the FCT, Muhammad Bello, expressed optimism that with the presidential approval granted for the implementation of community policing, Nigerians would begin to see a reduction in crime rate.

He said community policing is a strategy that is anchored on trust between and the people and the security officers.

The minister added that once there is a trust deficit in any guise or form, the workability of this policy becomes highly diminished and the capital  would have lost a great opportunity in improving the security profile of the territory.