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Boko Haram: Police to review operational standard – Onovo

By  Kingsley Omonobi

Abuja – Aftermath of the shock Boko-Haram attacks in key Northern states of Yobe, Borno and Bauchi, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ogbonna Onovo, said yesterday that the Police would conduct a review of all its intelligence and operational standards in readiness for future challenges including that of the 2011 general elections.

Onovo made the disclosure just as he vowed that during his time as the Inspector-General of Police, “the Nigeria police will protect the innocent against deception; the weak against oppression or intimidation; the peaceful against violence or disorder while maintaining courageous calm in the face of danger, ridicule or blame; and having and showing respect for constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.”

Addressing DIGs, AIGs and states CPs in his maiden conference with senior police officers, the IG said: “It is not long that we gathered here to witness the valedictory address of former IG Mike Okiro.

While we were still basking in the euphoria of a smooth transition and successful change of guards, we were confronted with serious security threats in some Northern parts of the country which have now been brought under control.

“This latest security challenge raises serious concerns for law enforcement in this country and I have convened this meeting to enable us conduct a review of our intelligence and operational standards in readiness for future challenges. Today’s conference will, therefore, pay attention to those crises as well as finalise arrangements to combat crime wave in different parts of the country, especially in the South-East,” he said.


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