THE Man O’ War Association of Nigeria (MOWAN), Osun State Chapter, has attributed the lack of community police to
the current national insecurity, calling on the country’s leaders to take drastic measure in stemming the spate of
crime rate across the country.
According to the State Secretary of the paramilitary organization, Mr. Taiwo Moses, introduction of community police
would go a long way in checking the spate of crime in the society.The MOWAN also called on the Federal Government to
review the registration of the National Identity Card and show more commitment to the SIM Cards registration exercise.
Moses maintained that the SIM Cards registration exercise and the National Identity Cards would help in checkmating
criminals, as proper records of individuals’ activities would be kept with the security agencies.
Speaking with OSUN DEFENDER on Wednesday in Osogbo, the state capital, Moses said the organization would join hands
with other security agencies to curb crime rate, as officers of the MOWAN are well-trained in community policing.
He then urged both the State and Federal Governments,to fund MOWAN and provide resources for training of its
officers in community policing.
“Community policing is what Nigeria lacks and that is responsible for the various criminal activities without any check in oursociety.
“It is high time the government at all levels supported the training of members of the MOWAN in community policing,
as this will help the country in controlling crime rate”, he said.