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  • Updated: April 19, 2024

Hatred for officers affecting security — Police

Hatred for officers affecting security — Police

The Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) has maintained that the hatred faced by operatives of the force from Nigerian citizens is affecting security in the country. 

The National Chairman of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Mogaji Olaniyan made this known while feeding newsmen during the 40th celebration ceremony of the Committee held in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

Olaniyan says the narrative is alarming, pointing out that the hatred remains part of the factors affecting the country’s security.

Olaniyan, who condemned the widespread hatred, said the PCRC is fostering a permanent relationship between members of the community and the police to end the ugly narrative.

He emphasized that this deep-seated resentment must be addressed to cultivate a healthy relationship between the people and the police, ultimately enhancing security across the nation.

Olaniyan said “We are calling that people should love the Nigeria Police, this is what they lack right from childhood we have created enmity between our children and the Nigeria Police.

“This hatred starts from our home. For instance, if parents want to scold their children they will say ‘I will call the police for you. This is why our children grow up with hatred for the police and that is why we are trying to stop this narrative.”

Olaniyan, however, called for an urgent need to address what he called widespread hatred towards the officers of the Nigeria Police.

The State Chairman of the Committee, Samson Kunle Popoola stated that the security of Ogun state remains paramount to the PCRC, hence, its cordial relationship with the police.

He affirmed that Ogun state remains the most peaceful and safe state in Nigeria, calling for more cooperation between the residents and the police to keep the record intact.

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