Community policing and technology were prominent terms in use, as experts converged on Abuja to ponder on effective policing strategies for Nigeria.
Victor Azu reports.
The rapt attention in these faces is an indication of how serious security-related issues have become in the country.
The Nigerian police are often under public scrutiny either for their actions or inactions and this conference is an attempt to hatch an effective and sustainable policing strategy.
Organizers, the Gusau institute, have as a means of achieving this objective decided to compare notes and draw experience from one of the oldest democracies in the world, India.
Other speakers do not differ very much. They suggest that the deployment of technology and community policing strategies will go some way in addressing Nigeria’s security challenges, as complicated as they may seem.