In the Atlantic Post Opinion Section, Ugochukwu Oputa writes: “While the goal of achieving a safer Rivers State is a continuous one, the results thus far have been outstanding as crime and issues of insecurity have dropped drastically.”
Neighbourhood watch or security all over the world has been considered as an effective and proactive measure towards preventing, combating and controlling crime. Crime combating should not necessarily be reactive but proactive. Reactive or responsive approaches to crime however effective ends up with casualties most times. Intelligence and information gathering has proven to be the best tool for preventing and containing crime world over. The proposed Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps is one of such innovative proactive approaches designed to create a safer and more efficiently secured state.