- IGP Mohammed Adamu says terrorism, kidnappings and other criminal acts are putting pressure on the Nigeria Police Force’s limited assets
- Adamu expressed optimism that the newly introduced community policing model would enhance the NPF’s manpower profile
- The police boss pointed out that the dynamics of crime in the country had over time become increasingly complex due to various factors
Mohammed Adamu, the inspector general of police, says terrorism, kidnappings and other criminal acts are putting pressure on the Nigeria Police Force (NPF)’s limited logistics, manpower and other assets.
Adamu made the assertion during a visit to the Force Headquarters, Abuja, by the minister of police affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Maigairi, on Wednesday, October 9, ThisDay reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the police boss said he introduced the community policing model which involves the engagement of citizens in identifying and prioritising prevalent communal security threats, in order to curb security challenges.
He said the community policing officers would be deployed to complement conventional policemen in law enforcement functions within their localities by performing low-risk and non-sensitive duties.
Adamu expressed optimism that the model would enhance the NPF’s manpower profile.
He said: “Aside the threat of terrorism, we are currently grappling with series of high-profile crimes that constitute major threats to our national security.
“These include banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping, armed robbery, cybercrime, small and light arms proliferation and sundry transnational crimes.
“The dynamics of crime in the country has over time become increasingly complex due largely to the impact of technology, global terrorism, socio-economic variables and other security situations within the African continent.
“All these combine to put pressure on the limited logistics, manpower and other operational assets of the Nigeria Police.”
Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that IGP Adamu said the Nigeria Police Force was making efforts in stemming the tide of crimes across the country through the redeployment of top officers.
The police boss stated this when he was briefing senators on what the police had done to stop killings, kidnapping, banditry, terrorism and other crimes.
According to a source who pleaded for anonymity, Adamu said Nigerians should expect more redeployment of senior officers.
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