November 30, 2022



Why safety threats are on improve – IGP


The Inspector Basic of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has raised considerations over menace posed to the nation by terror parts, bandits, kidnappers, and different extremely organised, and violent legal syndicates.

That is because the police boss has blamed the elevated safety menace on rising charge of arms trafficking and proliferation, which he mentioned  had occasioned the current assault on the Correctional Facility in Kuje throughout which some high-profile criminals escaped.

Talking at a gathering with senior law enforcement officials, Commissioners of Poluce and above, Wednesday, on the Power Headquarters, Abuja, he nevertheless acknowledged the compliance stage of strategic managers on figuring out vulnerabilities at custodial services of their respective areas, and complementing the Correctional Service in upscaling safety in and round such services to forestall additional safety breaches.

IGP Baba directed all strategic police managers to start a right away particular visibility policing operation throughout all instructions and formations taking into cognisance crime mapping, and large deployment of operational and intelligence belongings and manpower.

Whereas  charging law enforcement officials to make sure that they maintained and upheld the structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and in addition the oat of their places of work as something under that might not be tolerated, vowed to punish any erring police officer.

He mentioned: “For the avoidance of doubts, a lot because the legislation has bestowed on us sure powers and authorities to assist within the attainment of our legislation enforcement mandate, the train of those powers and authority is just not absolute and also you shall at each level of the misuse of such, be held accountable.

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“My covenant with Nigerians and our service oath is to uphold the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which is constructed on the projection and safety of the rights and well-being of all residents. 

“I have to, subsequently, sound out this warning loud and clear that below my watch, any police officer that betrays his or her Service oath and tramples on the rights of residents she or he has sworn to serve and defend, can be recognized, remoted and  handled promptly, firmly, transparently, and in a way that may depart neither the residents nor the police personnel unsure about my dedication to separate the unhealthy officers from the skilled ones within the curiosity of the Power. 

“It’s in furtherance to this that approval was given some days in the past for the dismissal and de-kitting of ex-Inspector Richard Gelle who was caught in a viral video dignifying and justifying extortion of members of the general public.

“Another of such viral movies together with that of a police operative that was bodily and violently assaulting a citizen with cutlass in Cross River state are being reviewed and I can guarantee that comparable immediate disciplinary motion can be initiated towards the erring officers and the result made public sooner or later.”