IGP briefs Senate on insecurity in close door session at National Assembly

IGP briefs Senate on insecurity in close door session at National Assembly

Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu is currently in the Senate chamber, briefing the federal lawmakers on the state of security in the country.

Adamu first visited the office of the senior special assistant to the president on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang.

Legit.ng gathered that the IGP was earlier invited by the lawmakers due to the state of security in the country. This is the first time a sitting IGP is appearing before the Senate since 2014.

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Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari recently commended the Police IG. While fielding questions from journalists upon his return from London after a 10-day visit, Buhari said he noticed the acting inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu was losing some weight, which implies he is working.

This was in response to questions on the rising banditry and activities of kidnappers across various states in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that IGP Adamu on Thursday, April 25, reversed the shift structure of the Nigeria Police.

Adamu while declaring the conference of heads of Police Medical Facilities at the Force headquarters open, directed that the 12-hour shift system for officers who are on duty be reversed to the traditional 8-hours shift. He also ordered for a three-shift duty standard for all officers of the Nigeria Police Force.

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The police in a tweet on Thursday, April, 25, said the IGP's directive is in line with arguments raised in some quarters that the resonating incidents of misuse of firearms and other extra-judicial actions by police personnel.

According the police, the alleged misconduct by officers often result directly from work-related stresses and emotional conditions which disorient their rationality.

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