Road-Blocks Banned As Police Celebrate World Peace Day

Road-Blocks Banned As Police Celebrate World Peace Day

By News Desk | The Trent on September 21, 2014
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Acting Inspector General Suleiman Abba (Photo Credit: PR Nigeria)

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate World Peace Day, the inspector general of police, Suleiman Abba has reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian police force to make sure peace reigns in the country.

I press statement signed by the force public relations officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu on Sunday, September 21, 2014, Abba stated that the police understands the consequences of disturbances on homes, businesses, families and cities as the force was making moves to train more officers on conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation.

He further explained that the family units and welfare centers of the force will be rebranded to cater to the needs of every less privileged in the society – widow, orphan, displaced persons and the vulnerable, adding that the police will be more mindful of early signs and improve response time to distress calls, urging Nigerians to embrace peace and help security agents in maintaining nationwide peace.

The inspector general used the opportunity to remind the general public that the ban on police check points  was still in  place, warning that all checkpoints reportedly resurfacing in parts of the country, especially in the south east, south west and south south should be dismantled, as severe sanctions would befall any police command, formation or personnel caught violating the order.

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