- The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has restated his resolve to end insecurity in the country
- IGP Usman Alkali Baba said that he was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari at a very difficult time
- According to him, no fewer than 20,000 new policemen would soon be recruited to boost the capacity of the force
FCT, Abuja - Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has said he took over the reins of the force at a very difficult time.
Legit.ng gathered that the militants had broken loose at the time burning down police stations and setting prisoners free.
Speaking when he visited Governor Bello Masari of Katsina, Baba highlighted some of the challenges the force is confronting.
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According to him, 20,000 new policemen would soon be recruited to boost the capacity of the force.
“I came in as IGP at a very difficult time. When I came in, it was in the South East and South-South that there were series of killings including the killing of security personnel and our places of work destroyed."
Earlier in his message, Masari said his government was making efforts to recruit more vigilantes to strengthen security architecture in the state.
The governor said the police do not have the adequate number of personnel and equipment to effectively secure the state, adding that the vigilante would be recruited in all the 34 local government areas of the state.
“From my assessment of policemen in the local government areas, I don’t think we have up to 3,000 policemen in the entire state.”
Presidency says IPOB has huge stockpile of bombs, other weapons across Nigeria
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the presidency said the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had amassed a substantial stockpile of weapons and bombs across Nigeria.
It was reported that presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said this in a statement released on Wednesday, September 1.
Shehu's statement was in reaction to a report of Amnesty International which bordered on the way security agencies had allegedly been handling the IPOB debacle in the southeast.