As part of measures to reduce crime across Nigeria, the Nigeria Police has launched the ‘Eminent Persons and Stakeholders’ Forum in Osun State.
The police said security of lives and property must be taken as the business of every individual and not of security personnel alone.
The Assistant Inspector of Police in charge of Zone 11, Dan Bature, conducted the inauguration on Tuesday at the Police Headquarters in Osogbo, the Osun State capital in southwest Nigeria.
He stressed the need for a cordial relationship between the police and members of the society, saying it is imperative for the enhancement of security.
Highlighting the purpose of the forum, Mr Bature noted that new trends of crime were experienced across the country.
On his part, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Simian Adeoye, explained that the inauguration was in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris.
He advocated the support and cooperation of every stakeholder towards ensuring proactive and effective policing in the state.
Stakeholders at the event, Samson Adewole and DIG Adeoye Adedayo (rtd), urged the residents to see the security of lives and property as a collective responsibility.
The police have launched similar forum in different states, as a strategy to maintain peace and secure lives and property of residents of different communities.