By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone XI Osogbo, Osun State, AIG Bashir Makama has called for collective collaborations between the police and members of the public in other to effectively combat crime and criminal activities in the state.
AIG Makama made the call during his official ‘Tour of Formations to Oyo State Police Command on Monday.
He said the Inspector General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu’s modus operandi for effective policing aims at strengthening community policing capable of identifying areas of problems and proffering necessary solutions to such problems.
“My visit here is to see you so that you will be able to identify me. I am here so that we can interact and identify areas we can do better because police work is meant to be a collective responsibility. That’s why the IGP is trying to sustain community policing.”
Makama, while commending efforts of the state commissioner of police, CP Shina Olukolu in combating criminal activities in the state urged men and officers of the command in the state to live up to expectation in discharging the duties.
In his welcome address, CP Shina Olukolu thanked the AIG for the visit, assuring him that the command will do more to reduce crime in the state.
“The AIG sir, while I do not intend to bore you with the plethora of challenges/performance, because I am aware that you are familiar with them.
“However, permit me to briefly mention some of the most prominent challenges which range from manpower, logistics among others.”
CP Olukolu used the occasion to thank the state governor Engr. Seyi Makinde for providing the command with logistic support and 66 Kia Rio salon cars fitted with the state of the art communication equipment for effecting policing.