- The Inspector-General (IG) Mohammed Adamu seems to be alert concerning the menace of insecurity in the country
- IG Adamu said that Nigerians should expect serious shake-up in the Nigerian Police Force (NPF)
- He also revealed that there will be postings in the ranks of Deputy Inspectors-General (DIGs), Assistant Inspectors-General (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs)
As part of the discussion between acting Inspector-General (IG) Mohammed Adamu with senators at the National Assembly on Tuesday, May 7, it was gathered that a shake-up in the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) is imminent.
During the meeting, IG Adamu revealed to the senators that the recent redeployment of top officers were aimed at battling the menace of insecurity in the country, The Nation reports.
A source who spoke on condition of anonymity told journalists: “The IG explained the new postings. He said the nation should expect more postings in the ranks of Deputy Inspectors-General (DIGs), Assistant Inspectors-General (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) in few weeks.
“The IG spoke on logistics. He solicited the cooperation of all Nigerians in the fight against crimes, particularly kidnapping.
“Questions were asked and answered by the police chief to the best of his ability, I suppose,” the source said, declining to give further details.
“Because the issues are so grim to be discussed on the pages of newspapers. It is a matter of taking steps to address teething security challenges confronting the health of the nation and its security network.
“You can see how the Senate President spoke about the appearance of the police chief. We have to play safe because it is a security matter.
“One thing that must be done and done urgently is that action must be taken where necessary to rescue the nation from the stifling grip of kidnappers and armed bandits. There may be no time to waste.”
Moreover, concerning the high-profile meeting between the IGP and senators, Senate President Bukola Saraki said: “The Senate, in a closed door session was briefed by the acting IGP on armed banditry, kidnappings, robberies, terrorist activities and other security challenges in the country.
“The police should ameliorate the situation and the challenges. We hereby hope to address the menace squarely.
“He (IGP) promised to address the areas that have to do with discipline of officers that have been found wanting. Efforts will be taken to improve on the situation, particularly on the Abuja-Kaduna axis and also on areas of intelligence and technology.
“The Senate also promised and is committed that it is ready at any time to give assistance to provide adequate funding that is required in order to make the police to be able to combat the necessary threats to our security.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Senate, on Tuesday, May 7, pledged to give adequate budgetary support required by the Nigeria Police to enable them to tackle the increasing security challenges nationwide.
Saraki, disclosed this on the floor of the house shortly after a closed-door session that lasted more than two hours with IG Adamu in Abuja.
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