The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, says Nigeria’s security offices are gaining ground in the battle against banditry.
He offered the remark on Wednesday when he visited the Kwara Police Command in Ilorin.
“The police isn’t battling alone,” the police boss clarified. “Any remaining security offices, in collaboration, are battling the criminals, including the military, which is driving the conflict and we’re winning.”
As per the IGP, President Muhammadu Buhari has given endorsement for the enlistment of more cops to support the battle against wrongdoing in the country.
“The president has given endorsement for us to utilize 10,000 [police personnel] consistently for a very long time. We have begun yet we have not done as such for 2020. Along these lines, we are doing [recruiting] for 2020 and 2021 among now and 2021 [year end]. Their preparation is intended for a half year.
“Thus, we are hoping to build our solidarity by 20,000, most recent before the finish of 2022,” he added.
While guaranteeing the police agents that their government assistance will be dealt with, the IGP approached them to be devoted to obligation and show polished skill.
“I’m here to disclose to you that there is no issue about the Nigerian police that I don’t think about. Yet, there is trust toward the finish of the passage,” he said.
“Is it our government assistance that we are not chipping away at? We are dealing with our government assistance. Is it the coordinations to take the necessary steps? We are dealing with it. Is it our place of habitation, convenience? We are dealing with it!”