To strengthen communication bond between the citizens and the police, and combat crime across the country, the Nigeria Police Force has launched a radio station.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, commissioned the new Nigeria Police Radio – 99.1FM, Abuja in the nation’s capital.
He noted that the radio station would provide community-based radio broadcast services and serve as a veritable avenue for the police to engage, enlighten and inform the public on policing activities and other security-related matters.
The radio station would air programmes targeted at involving the citizens in the security of their localities, especially on ways to spot and report crimes and other necessary steps to take in the event of a crime or security emergency.
Adamu applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the commitment of the Federal Government to the security and safety of Nigerians, as well as the support for the police in the enhancement of its operational capacity.
The radio station is a product of the gesture of the government within the vision of the Force’s community policing initiative which emphasizes smooth information flow towards strengthening the bond between the citizens and the police.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, commended the police for the innovative and security-enabling initiative.
The Minister also assured the police chief that his ministry would continue to partner with the Police Force to make useful and security-related information readily available to Nigerians.