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Margibi to reactivate community watch teams

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After being deactivated for a very long time, community watch teams in Margibi County have received green light to get reactivated. Margibi Police Chief Superintendent told the NewDawn Correspondent in the county that the police have embarked on an initiative to reactivate all watch teams in the county.

Chief Superintendent Augustine L. Warri said the police look forward to closely working with the communities in fighting crimes in Margibi County. He said series of meetings have been held between the police and heads of community watch forum ahead of a planned general meeting with community leaders shortly. Inspector Warri said authorities in the county have pledged full support to the initiative by the police to ensure maximum security protection for residents of the county.

According to him, the pending meeting with community leaders is meant to enable leaders recommend to the police names of those to be on the various watch teams, particularly volunteers to assist in securing communities at night.

Warri said though crimes can be totally eradicated, police in Margibi are prepared to work vigorously in making sure that the people of Kakata, and other parts of Margibi County sleep peacefully and safely at night.

However, he cautioned, “Even though we want to work with community residents, but we are going to say this straight up front; we don’t want any community security at night to just catch anybody and start beating on them. Nobody is allowed to beat anybody even when they are strange.”

The Margibi police boss disclosed that the police have established more than five hotlines in the county for community residents to alert the police in case of any eventuality.

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