Insecurity: IGP, police top brass restrategise on 2015 elections

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BY CALEB AYANSINA

ABUJA—The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar and other top ranking Police Chiefs, yesterday, met to strategise on how to curb the rising insecurity in various parts of the country.

The meeting, held at Police Headquarters in Abuja, with the Zonal Commanders and Commissioners of Police was to address the menace of farmers/ herders clash in Nigeria.

They also examined the rising wave of kidnapping, trans-border banditry, illegal possession of arms and ammunition as well as other forms of crimes and criminality.

Speaking at the meeting, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Abubakar tasked the Commanders and senior police officers, to start putting in place strategies to ensure security ahead of the 2015 elections.

As statement issued after the meeting by the spokesperson of the force, ACP Frank Mba quoted the IGP to have directed them to strengthen the existing threat analysis in the Force, and to intensify capacity building for best practices in election policing.

The statement said, “The IGP reminded the police top brass of the immense trust and confidence reposed in them by the public, and charged them to bring their professionalism, skills and experience to bear in the discharge of this onerous but statutory mandate of solving crimes, maintaining law and order, protecting lives and property and ridding the country of terror, amongst others.

“The IGP reiterated that the country is passing through one of its most trying moments as a nation, and therefore demands of its officers, utmost loyalty and commitment to duty.

“He assured the citizenry of the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies to their well being, noting  that the police will continually do their best possible towards eliminating all threats to internal security of the nation.”

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police yesterday, charged officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force to equip themselves with knowledge, by seeking higher qualification.

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