The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, worried by the spate of unprofessional conduct and brutality of some men and officers, has vowed to re-jig the Force to bring it in tandem with the international best practices.
He said: “the Force has immediately embarked on administrative actions and policies directed towards giving a new orientation to the personnel, especially on human rights and international best practices. There will be personnel re-organization in Lagos State and I have also directed nationwide training and capacity development programmes on weapons handling and laws and policies regulating the use of force.”
The Force spokesman, Frank Mba, quoted the Police boss, who visited families of victims of recent police brutality in Lagos as saying that the leadership of the Force will never condone any form of abuse of power, overzealousness and sundry unprofessional conducts.
He stressed that such anomalies, aside from negating the professional calling of the Police, are unacceptable as they create distrust and disdain between the citizens and the Force, thereby widening the trust gap between the two.
The IGP, who addressed the over 1000 Officers and Men of the Command at the Police College, Ikeja, described the Nigeria Police Force as a disciplined, transparent, responsible, responsive and accountable institution.