Nigeria Police inaugurate committee on communal crisis management

Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba

The Nigeria Police on Monday inaugurated a police committee on the Prevention and Management of Communal Crisis.

In a statement, the police spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said the committee, inaugurated by the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, is expected to bring an end to “the pervasive communal clashes that have plagued different parts of the nation”.

Mr. Ojukwu said the committee which was set up on October, 27 is saddled with the responsibility to encourage and facilitate dialogue among warring parties, conduct mediation meetings with aggrieved parties with a bid to peaceably resolving declared differences and conduct investigation into incidents where necessary.

The committee will develop and maintain frameworks and processes for the prevention and effective management of communal clashes, mediate and apply Alternative Dispute Resolution, ADR, services to avert clashes and or resolve observed/reported communal disputes before they escalate.

It will also conduct assessment of the extent of communal clashes within Nigeria and make recommendation to the police chief on the role of the Nigeria Police in providing security and public safety in trouble areas.

The committee, Mr. Ojukwu said, will be co-chaired by six Assistant Inspector Generals of Police, AIGs: Christopher Dega, Mohamed Jinjiri, Adeola Adeniyi, Felix Uyanna, Yahaya Ardo, Joseph Mbu and Rasheed Akintunde – the committee secretary.

Mr. Abba urged the committee members through their experience, ensure a non-pathological level of communal crisis across Nigeria.


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