Police Boss Launches Book In Lagos
The caliber of guests that showed up at this event must have been one of the reasons the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, took the launching of his book to Lagos.
Chief Segun Osoba, Prof. Pat Utomi, and the Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu graced the event which held on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the Intercontinental Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Gen. T.Y. Danjuma (Rtd) was represented by Maj.-Gen. Tank Muhammad, with many top military, para-military officers among others also present.
The book titled ‘Security and Justice: The Pathway for Peace and Reconciliation in Nigeria’, focuses on the concept of justice, security, heterogeneous society and conflict resolution.
It also chronicles the childhood and experiences of IG Ibrahim Idris as a policeman.
The book reviewer, Prof. A.B Ahmed, a former Dean Faculty of Law, Bayero University, Kano said the 18-chapter book was a robust bibliography which exhibits wide consultation.
According to him, the book answers question on security and justice adding that it also explained the differences between security and government security.
"This book is original, excellent and very important for everyone that wants the success of the country as it demonstrates the link between security, justice and human life,” he said.
In his speech, the author said security, justice, peace and reconciliation in Nigeria would prevent civil strife.
He said that the violence witnessed in various parts of the country were based on feelings of injustice.
“These challenges if not managed at the pace we are going, coupled with inflammatory and inciting statements, will tear this country apart and drag us into unending crisis,” he said.
Idris wants government to also accord the traditional institutions their right place in the security architecture, peace, justice and genuine reconciliation of the people.
He also acknowledged that respect for the rights of people by the police is one of the major ways of achieving true security, peace and reconciliation in the criminal justice system
He dedicated the book to his officers and men for their selfless service dedication and commitment despite all odds.
Idris said that the proceeds from the book would be used to fund "the Security and Justice Initiative," a foundation being put in place for the promotion of security, peace and reconciliation in Nigeria.
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