The Kwara state police command has evolved a new strategy to fight cultism and other vices in Kwara state with the launching of Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV).
The initiative which is a new measure in anti-cultism war and other vices, had been launched in six states of the federation with Kwara becoming the seventh to embrace it, Friday.
Speaking at summit and the launch of the campaign in Ilorin Friday, Kwara state Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama, said the fight against cultism using the traditional strategy of policing was discovered not to be effective enough to win the war; hence the launching of POCACOV.
He praised the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba for recognising the need to fight cultism war and other vices using other strategies, which prompted the introduction and formation of POCACOV.
The CP thanked the state government for her support, other sister security agencies for their collaborative effort, while soliciting the support of stakeholders in ensuring that the war is fought and won to enable the youth fulfil their destinies.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq represented by the deputy governor of Kwara state, elder Kayode Alabi, thanked the commissioner of police for the initiative and his commitment in ensuring that peace and safety in Kwara is maintained.
AbdulRazaq, who decried the evil consequences of drug use and cultism, pledged to be actively involved in the advocacy to see that drug use, abuse and crimes were eradicated in our society.
The governor promised that the state government would continue to support the police to succeed in its task to rid the state of criminal elements.