President Muhammadu Buhari says that collaboration between traditional and State’s authorities is crucial in community policing.
Buhari, represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, made this submission while declaring open the 2019 General Assembly of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, in Abuja.
He said that the vast network of confidence open to traditional institutions were uniquely-positioned to provide government with valuable intelligence that could help detect criminal activities early and prevent, or stop such, before they escalated.
Buhari said that the 2018 National Drug Use Survey indicated that there were 14.3 million drug users between the ages of 15 and 64.
Buhari said that the figures were stark and their implications dire, as substance addiction posed a clear danger to public health and public safety.