To build up on it resolution at it last emergency meeting and to stem the tide of insecurity in Ikorodu Division, the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Coordinators’ Forum visited DPO Ikorodu (Barrack) Police Station along Igbogbo Road; CSP Balogun Aderemi.
At the meeting, the Coordinators expressed concerns on the state of insecurity and killings in the division and commend the efforts of the police officers so far. The Coordinators noted that it’s no doubt that the recent #endSARS campaign must have done alot of damage to the morale psych of the police in the discharge of their duties while noting that there may be a need to do social reorientation of the general public. It was also stated that if the Nigerian Police force got discouraged in the discharge of their duty, the public will be left at the mercy of the criminals. The Forum tabled it proposed Security Summit aimed at bringing stakeholders together to proofer a lasting solution.
In his response CSP Balogun Aderemi appreciated the youths for finding time to stop by at his office to expresse their concerns over the issues and also applauded the Coordinators’ security summit proposal, he however noted that the Police Command already have the same plan scheduled for Wed 27th January 2020. He advised the youths to partner in it actualisation since the objectives are the same.
Reacting to other issues, he noted that the crime rate in the community will not reduce if the populace continue to shield criminals and see police as enemy. He solicited for concrete synergy of crime reporting and community policing.
The Coordinators pledge continued support to the Nigerian Police Force while noting that the force will continue to enjoy it support to ensure a lasting peace in the division. It also pledged to support the upcoming security summit been organised by the police.
At the meeting was the Chairman of the NYCN Coordinators’ Forum; Comr Odusanya Abdulateef Omotayo (TySleek) (Coordinator Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA) and Abubakri Asoro (NYCN Ikorodu West)