“Nigeria must return to community policing” – Atiku laments security challenges

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar says that only the adoption of a community policing system can address the security challenges currently plaguing the nation.

Atiku, who was presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019, stated this in a personally signed statement on Monday.

According to him, only a police force indigenous to a community can effectively tackle the security challenges confronting that community.

“When I was a child, Nigeria had little crime,” Atiku said.

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“We did not depend on police from Lagos or Kaduna. We had a community police system.

“Nigeria must return to community policing, adapted to suit the culture and history of each of the 6 zones, in order to stem the tide of insecurity.

“Our response to the killings of our citizens cannot be just talk, talk, and talk.

“We must take decisive action to protect the lives of all citizens, not just prominent ones.

“There has to be change, because if we continue with the way things are, we will get the same results.”

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