- The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alikai has urged Police Officers to be on high alert as the new year preceding an election year beckons
- The IGP noted that the outgoing year was challenging for the Police force as it had to deal with a noticeable increase in cases of kidnap, theft, banditry and the likes
- The police chief thanked officers for their efforts in the outgoing year but urged that they should brace up for a tougher year ahead
FCT, Abuja - A call has gone out to police officers in the country to brace up for a challenging time ahead in the coming year.
Punch reports that the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alikali Baba, on Monday, urged strategic police managers in the Nigerian Police Force to brace up for the internal security challenges that the year 2022 will present.
Legit.ng gathered that IGP said that 2022 would likely be a challenging year as it is the year that precedes the 2023 general elections, saying that the force would experience threats from different political areas.
IGP says 2021 was also a challenging year for the force
The IGP also said that the outgoing year was a very challenging one for the police force as it dealt with increased kidnap cases, theft, banditry, prison breaks and other organized crimes.
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He further said that the police force would be faced with a huge task in 2022 as it would fight traditional crimes and political threats.
While appreciating the force members for their successes in the outgoing year, he, however, urged them to prepare and reinforce as the coming year will be faced with a lot of insecurity challenges.
Killing of 322 police, 642 soldiers, indicate we are in very difficult circumstances, Northern Elders lament
Suspected bandits attack villagers in Plateau State
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that not less than 10 people were killed when individuals suspected to be bandits attacked Pinau town in Wase local government area of Plateau state. Others sustained injuries of varying degrees Sunday evening.
The attack occurred shortly after villagers finished from the weekly community market where they had gone to buy and sell. Hamman Sale, a member of the community who confirmed the incident, revealed that the bandits were from Zamfara state.
The spokesperson of the Plateau state police command, Gabriel Ubah, who is an assistant Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident.