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Nigeria is not ripe for state police a Sheriff Deputies.

A Security outfit, Sheriff Deputies has said that Nigeria is not ripe for state police but community-oriented policing is the way to solving the insecurity situation of the country.

The Managing Director, Sheriff Deputies, Dr Island Anyasi, spoke to newsmen at a press conference to mark its 21 years of existence recently held in Lagos.

The Managing Director said that community-oriented policing brings police closer to the people and consequently guarantees peace and tranquillity.

'We are not ripe for state police. State police will make the Governor of the state so powerful to the extent that elections will be manipulated. If an Igbo man and a Yoruba man have an issue, they will not get a fair hearing. But for the current standard that we have, it is a mixture of all Nigerians.

'Community policing is what is going to help us in Nigeria to curb the issue of crime. The crime rate is so high. We don't need to wait for the police to come from their station because at times they tell that there's no mobility and all sort.

'Community policing makes the police to be closer to the people. In the US, policemen are deployed in twos, patrol vehicle, horse bag. They walk around with their walkie-talkie. They have a central command, which knows the policemen posted to each of the neighbourhood' He said.

While projecting into the future plans of the company, Dr. island said that the company would continue its clime, diversify in order to offer holistic services, and leverage on the impacts of technology as it is what determines the society.

'We will continue our clime. We are beginning to diversify in order to offer a more holistic service.

'We are also looking at the technology part of it because technology has and will continue to determine the society we live in. We are beginning to push technological innovations to our clients' He explained

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Publication:Nigerian Tribune (Oyo State, Nigeria)
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Date:Sep 23, 2018
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