By Kingsely Omonobi
The performance of the Nigeria Police force in the on-going election which has been commended within the country and by international observers has laid credence to argument that given adequate training, equipment and improved welfare, they are capable of delivering first class services like their counterparts in the developed world.
Minister of Police Affairs, Humphrey Abah who made the disclosure in Kogi state during the presidential elections, commended officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force on their conduct and performance in the course of the elections which has drawn commendations from the ever critical Nigerian populace and the international observer teams.
According to the minister, the commendable performance which is the focus of the on-going police reform programme of the federal government pointing out that the level of security provided during Saturday’s presidential election was a great improvement on last weeks National Assembly elections.
He described the pockets of violent explosions in some parts of the country as expressions of frustration on the part of disgruntled and evil-minded Nigerians who never expected the high level of security, fairness and credibility recorded during the elections.
Abah also said that President Goodluck Jonathan has delivered on his promise to give Nigerians the freedom to express their political preferences and proved cynics wrong that free and fair elections were possible and practicable in Nigeria.
He warned political thugs and miscreants and their sponsors to seek other gainful endeavours as Nigerians have taken their destinies in their hands and no longer prepared to condone such characters in the polity.
Abbah then appealed to Nigerians to continue to cooperate with the Police by availing the officers of information that will help them to further improve on their performances as the issue of security is the responsibility of all.