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Ghana’s Security Not Broken Down – Stephen Amoah

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Chief Executive Officer of the Micro Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) Mr Stephen Amoah has noted that although crimes including killings of important personalities have happened in the country in recent times the security of the  oil-producing West African nation cannot be said to have broken down.

He was speaking on TV3’s New Day on Wednesday October 14  in connection with the recent murder of the Member of Parliament for Mfantseman Ekow Quansah Hayford.

Mr Hayford was killed last Friday dawn when some suspected armed robbers attacked his convoy on the Abeadze Dominase-Mankessim road in his constituency. He was returning from a campaign trip.

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Stephen Amoah told host Johnnie Hughes that  “We need to tackle this issue from the base before we can see any results.”

He added “In every society, there’s something called social stratification and we can’t say we will protect everyone equally but at least efforts has to be made.”

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Ambrose Dery has said 200 police officers have been deployed to protect Members of Parliament (MPs) following the gruesome murder of their Hayford on Friday, October 9.

Mr Dery, who is also MP for Nandom Constituency, made this revelation to members of the Parliamentary Press Corps after an in-camera session with MPs on Tuesday, October 13 to brief his colleagues on efforts the government is putting in place to protect them after the killing of Mr Hayford.

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“Due to the retooling of the security agencies by President [Nana Addo Dankwa] Akufo-Addo, the country has more security agencies and security personnel available.

“So we have proposed that, between now and the end of the year, we are going to provide an additional 200 police personnel to be part of the parliamentary protection unit.

“We are making this arrangement to ensure that the unit attains the status of divisional police command to take care of the Members of Parliament as bodyguards.

“Ideally to get to where we want to get to means that, subsequently, we should have 800 police added so that each MP will also have security at home in the day and night,” he said.

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Prince Ishaq Advocate For Religious Harmony

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The attention of Hon. Prince Ishaq Shaibu Okolo, Former SSA Security Matters, Dekina Local Government Area has been drown to an online news alleging an attack on Christian in Ayigba.

To put the record straight, we wish to respond as follows :
Hon Prince Isahq Shaibu Okolo is a man who has successfully distinguished in leadership position right from time till date and he is trusted with many award as a peace ambassador of the Local Government.

As a candidate for the fourth coming LGA election under the plat form of All progressives Congress (APC) security of lives and properties is his top priority and from the record, there have not be security breach in the LGA either with the Christian, Muslim, traditional worshipers and other religions in the area.

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There was a directive from the Governor that, all forms of protest should stop and at about 4pm yesterday been 19th Oct 2020, a group of Christian’s were staging a procession and my attention was drown by the Divisional Police Office (DPO) Ayigba of which the protesters were advised to return to their churches to avoid the protest being hijack, it’s on this note that the police peacefully escort them to the church and return back to their station.

Hon. Prince Ishaq Shaibu Okolo

Prince Isahq is a member of peace and security committee Council which Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Dekina LGA branch has its representatives, the plot of land hosting CEFN church, Ayigba was his family land that was given to the church and both Christian, Muslim and other religions have been living together perfectly peaceful for ages. He urges the general public, most especially the christian community in the area to disregard the media propaganda of mischief makers.

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The directive of His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello for no protest of any form still remain valid and subsisting till further notice and advice the public to go about their normal business. Thank you and remain peaceful.

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IGP Confirms SWAT Training Begins Monday, Lists qualifications

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IGP Mohammed Adamu

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has confirmed that training for the newly-created Special Weapon and Tactics Team (SWAT), will begin on Monday.

Adamu, on Sunday, also listed the qualifications of officers to be trained in the new police tactical team to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The IGP, in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, insisted no ex-SARS operatives were shortlisted in the SWAT team.

According to him, “the officers selected for the training are young, smart and energetic officers who have acquired not less than seven years working experience with clean service records – no pending disciplinary matters, no record of violation of rights of citizens or misuse of firearms – and are physically fit to withstand the rigour of SWAT Training and Operations.

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“The selected officers shall be subjected to physical fitness test, medical and toxicology screening etc and those found to be unsuitable shall be discharged.”

Adamu promised Nigerians that the SWAT team “will operate within very high professional and ethical standards, rule of law and dictates of best international policing practices.”

 

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Lagos CP, Hakeem Odumosu Charges ACs, DPOs To Partner With Community Leaders To Police Effectively

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The Commissioner of Police , Lagos State Command, CP, Hakeem Odumosu, has admonished the Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in the state to incorporate their respective community leaders into action plans for effective service delivery.

In a statement by SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi (mnipr) Police Public Relations Officer Lagos State Command Ikeja said the Commissioner of Police made the call while addressing the senior officers at the command headquarters on Friday.

He pointed out that with the ongoing #EndSARS protests and security challenges associated with ember months activities, there is need to involve community leaders and stakeholders in the security arrangement in order to police the nooks and crannies of the state.

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Following the Commissioner’s of Police admonition, the Area Commanders and some Divisional Police Officers in the State have organized security summits, town hall meetings to address security needs of their areas.

For the general safety of some volatile areas on the island, the Area Commander Area A, Lion Building, ACP Bode Ojajuni, has organized a security summit, on 15th of October, 2020, held at the Holy Cross Cathedral Church Lagos.

The summit had in attendance religious leaders, leaders of Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo communities, security agencies, students and women, while issues bothering security of the entire area were critically looked into, including the management of the ongoing protests in the state.

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The Area commander told the participants to catalyse provision of adequate security for all and sundry through the concept of Community Policing and robust partnership across board in the area.

 

The leaders and stakeholders appreciated the Area Commander for his initiative particularly at this challenging period and promised to be involved in effective policing of the entire area and Lagos State in general.

The Commissioner of Police has also requested for regular updates on such moves or strategies geared towards better service delivery vis-a-vis robust intelligence-led policing and public safety, from the entire fourteen area Commnads across the state

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