- The police are ready to play their role in securing Nigeria, says Force spokesperson, Mba
- According to him, the police are willing to partner with government at all levels
- Mba said the police, with the support of the people, will make the country proud
Frank Mba, the spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), has revealed the intention and readiness of the police to provide security for Nigerians.
The deputy commissioner of police also said the Force are ready to partner with government at all levels in safe-guiding Nigerians.
“The Nigeria Police Force is ever ready to play its fundamental and constitutional role in providing security within the internal space of Nigeria.
“We would, however, do so in collaboration and partnership with government at all levels, critical stakeholders and the entire citizenry.
“With appropriate and adequate support from government and the Nigerian people, the police will certainly excel and do the country proud in the discharge of our constitutional mandate,” he said.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that starting from the first quarter of 2020, the federal government will begin to withdraw military presence in some areas of the country hitherto considered volatile.
This was part of the decisions reached during the closed-door meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation's service chiefs held on Monday, December 30.
The report said Ibok-Ete Ibas, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), made this known when he spoke with journalists after the meeting in Aso Rock.
The military had taken charge of the nation's internal security through some of its operations in the country's various zones, but CNS Ibas said the military personnel would be gradually withdrawn after an assessment of areas involved.
He further noted that withdrawing the military operations would allow the personnel to focus on their primary tasks of defending the country against external aggression.
According to him, the assessment of the security situations is to be sure which of the affected areas have become peaceful enough for military operations to be withdrawn.
“It is the work of the police to handle internal security since Nigeria is not at war.
The meeting is to help the president receive security briefings from the service chiefs including the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
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