IAAJAH - IGWEBUIKE: An African Journal of Arts and Humanities
Vol. 9 No. 4, 2023
ACHIEVEMENT OF INTERNAL SECURITY AND COMMUNITY PEACEBUILDING IN IGBOLAND THROUGH EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY POLICING
Anayo Ossai, Ph.D & Innocent Ogbonna Nweke, Ph.D;

ABSTRACT

The paper studies the conflict arising from the challenges of internal insecurity in Igboland. The paper discovered that effective community policing if properly harnessed will reduce internal insecurity because, the perspectives of community policing are holistic one that intends to achieve human relations, and security of lives and properties which aim to maintain the sacredness of human life and promote community peacebuilding. The paper also argues that these perspectives of community policing if itís in accordance with the socio-cultural and religious beliefs of the Igbo people, the recent insecurity would be minimized. The work also found out that community policing is abreast with the African worldview, and to some degree, it ably curbed internal insecurity in Igboland in the pre-colonial period. Finally, the paper suggests that if community policing is developed towards community peacebuilding that focuses on the prevention of crime and evil and the maintenance of community consciousness, it will assist in controlling the present internal insecurity, fostering peace and well-being of the people in Igboland.

Keywords: Policing, Igboland, Security, Nigeria, Peacebuilding
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