The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has launched anti-crime jingles targeted at creating awareness on the dangers of crime, discouraging youthful Nigerians from engaging in crime and also craving for public support and active participation in tackling crime.

The jingles are targeted towards addressing the security challenges of terrorism, kidnapping, rape, cultism, insurgency as well as human and drug trafficking offences.
These jingles also intend to help in rebranding the nation and educate citizens on how to escape victimization by criminals.

In a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer CSP Frank Mba, the jingles are intended to reach all Nigerians across all walks of life and as such comes in both standard and pidgin English language and is expected to run simultaneously on several radio stations across the country.

This project comes in line with the efforts to the IGP to address the issues of insecurity in the country and promoting the confidence of the public towards the Police.

The IGP used the occasion to highlight the efforts of the officers of the police in tackling crime despite certain challenges and called on the public to always relay information that would help in eradicating criminals in the society to the police. He said that the fight against crime is a collective fight in which all stakeholders have a critical role to play and as such should not be left alone to the Police and other security agencies.

While commending UBA for collaborating with the Police in bringing to fruition the media sensitization campaign,  the IGP calls on other private and corporate bodies to, as a matter of corporate social responsibility, partner with the Police in their stride to provide a safe and secure environment for economic development and other life pursuits.

The unveiling ceremony took place at the Force Headquarters in Abuja and had in attendance Officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Top shots of the United Bank for Africa and also members of the public and the press.


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