The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has admitted that the Nigeria’s security ecosystem is challenged, but that these challenges are not insurmountable.
A statement today, May 12 by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, quoted the police boss said that the Force under his new policing vision is already implementing new, improved, tailored-to-suit and robust security solutions aimed at tackling crimes and neutralizing both existing and emerging security threats in the country.
Usman Baba, who spoke against the background of Eid-el-Fitr celebration beginning in the next few hours, ordered a nationwide deployment of Police officers and other operational assets of the Force for water-tight security.
The IGP’s order was directed to Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, Commissioners of Police and other strategic commanders of the Force as part of efforts by the Police leadership toward stabilizing security, improving public safety and making the country a safer place for all citizens.
He restated his belief that the nation will soon overcome its security challenges, adding that the Force is equally upscaling its collaboration with the military and other law enforcement agencies in both intelligence sharing and other target-oriented missions and operations.
He enjoined citizens to support the Police to stage a common front in tackling the challenges.
The IGP reminded the citizens of the newly introduced Phase-4 National Response on COVID-19 Health Protection Regulation and called for voluntary compliance with the protocols.
He equally directed Commissioners of Police in all the States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to ensure full enforcement of the Protocols.
He however warned that Police officers deployed for such enforcement must do so with utmost professionalism, while exhibiting compassion, decorum and due respect for the fundamental rights of the citizens.