By Stanley Nwanosike
The Enugu State Police Command has launched into “Know Your Neighbour’’ marketing campaign and launched hotlines as measures to curb crimes.
The command launched hotlines – 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 and 08098880172 – for residents to report any suspicious individual, motion or gathering.
The command additionally launched its social media platforms – nigeriapoliceenugustatecommand for Facebook; @PoliceNG enugu for Twitter deal with and firstname.lastname@example.org for e mail.
The command mentioned on Saturday that residents ought to endeavour to know their neighbours and associates correctly with a view to improve safety within the state.
Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, the Command’s spokesman, advised the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after the command’s month-to-month jogging/strolling session in Enugu.
He mentioned that in current occasions, individuals have been implicated in numerous crimes associated to their associates or neighbours.
“It is now apparent that most individuals are implicated in against the law because of their negligence to know who they name their associates and neighbours.
“This is very when residents are complacent on reporting a suspicious character round them,’’ he mentioned.
The spokesman additionally urged the residents to desist from going round at all times with their ATM playing cards.
“ATM playing cards ought to solely be on one when she or he is certain of constructing financial institution withdrawals.
“It has been noticed that in current time, hoodlums goal the ATM playing cards, forcefully get the pin-code from their victims and instantly withdraws all cash within the sufferer’s account,’’ he mentioned.
On the jog/stroll train, Amaraizu mentioned it had constructed comradeship and synergy between police, different safety companies in addition to company organisations.
“This month-to-month routine train will even preserve officers and males of the command agile and combat-ready,’’ he mentioned.
Mr Ikem Odenigbo, the Media Officer of National Orientation Agency (NOA), famous that the train session was an excellent growth.
“I’ll personally suggest this train and different types of workout routines to civil servants, who because of the nature of their work, reside a sedentary life-style,’’ Odenigbo mentioned.
NAN experiences that the train lined 12 km by means of Ridge Way, Okpara Avenue, Prisons Way, Camp Road, Zik Avenue and terminated at Agbani Road inside the metropolis of Enugu. (NAN)