By Smith Nwokocha
THE BOSINDE ARAIKPE GLOBAL PEACE INITIATIVE!
30TH EDITION OF SECURITY BRIDGE. 30-01-2022 @GOLDEN TULIP HOTEL, G.R.A, PORT HARCOURT.
THEME: “THE POLICE AND THE PEOPLE”!
HOST: AMB. BOSINDE ARAIKPE (SECURITY RELATION CONSULTANT AND SECURITY ACTIVIST).
SOME OF THE OBJECTIVES OF THE INTIATIVE:
- Ensure they provide the Public with Police activities.
- Bridge the gap between the Police and the Public.
- Connect People with Authorities and help them avoid Police brutality.
- Teaches the right ways to approach security agencies.
The Initiative started since 2014 with: “Police is Your Friend with Bosinde”.
There is what is called: a) Panel Code (Practiced in the North) and b) Criminal Code (Practiced in the South). These Panel Codes are the beginning of Police brutality in Nigeria, mostly in the South.
Panel Code: The Public/People decides and report to the Police to enforce and this is the practice in Northern Nigeria.
Criminal Code: Gives the Police the right to enforce the law without the consent of the people/public and this practice is common in Southern Nigeria.
We should also note that, the Police are Civil Servants; They are different from the Military.
The presence of the Civilian Joint Task Force was acknowledged for the great work they are doing in the state, though their presence is more in the North. The Illegal Refineries destructions in some part of Rivers State is done by the Civilian J-T-F, even if they are not given the credit most times. The Civilian J-T-F was led by the National Commander,South South Adah Nwachukwu with his entourage. The Nigerian Peace Corp, Rivers State Command, was represented by the State Commandant- Dr. Obiora Michael with his entourage. Finally, the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State was represented by SP. Ojo Lawrence, who engaged the audience on the relationship of the Police and the Communities. It was well attended and an awesome experience.
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