The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has
concluded arrangement to roll out full-scale anti-cultism advocacy and sensitization activities nationally in 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
SP Ebere Amaraizu, National Coordinator of Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV), disclosed this in a statement issued newsmen on Sunday in Enugu.
“POCACOV, the initiative of I-G Adamu, will be launched and to be deployed nationally by the I-G himself on Feb. 27 in an epoch making event that would take place at the International Conference Centre, FCT, Abuja,’’ he said.
According to him, the event will witness the bringing together of
broad spectrum of different stakeholders.
“This is with a view to raising awareness and galvanizing
stakeholders support to reduce the menace and incidences of cultism, substance abuse, associated violence and other vices in our communities in line with community-oriented policing tenets,’’ he said.
Amaraizu further hinted that POCACOV is having strong collaboration with Matchmakers Consult headed by Shina Philips for a smooth and effective event.
NAN recalls that POCACOV programme was flagged-off nationally on August 29, 2919 in Enugu by the I-G.
Since then, the programme had risen like wildfire attracting positive response from members of the public, who had embraced it due to its community-driven and community-oriented approach.
The programme is aimed at sensitizing different stakeholders on the dangers of cultism, its associated vices among others.