IGP Abba aims to build a 'scientific' Nigerian police force

IGP Abba aims to build a 'scientific' Nigerian police force

Sunday, October 12, 2014 2:31 pm

The Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police (I-GP), Mr Suleiman Abba, is dreaming big for the much villified Nigerian Police.

He said in an interview that his ambition is to transform the police into a scientific force in line with global trend. Some would call this a pipe dream, judging by the poor financing of the force and the malcontents in its midst.

But Abba is trudging on with his plan.

Suleiman Abba:Nigeria's police chief

Suleiman Abba:Nigeria’s police chief

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Sunday that he had also initiated series of campaign for attitudinal changes in the force as a prelude to the transformation.

“One of the tools that I am currently using in reforming the Nigeria Police is the attitudinal change. But apart from that, I am also doing a lot to strengthen our intelligence led policing activities,” Abba said.

“Similarly, I look forward to a day when the police will be equipped enough to operate as a technological and scientific force in Nigeria.”

Abba commended the Federal Government for introducing the Police Reform Programme, which had helped in restoring the past glories of the force.

He assured that the police would continue to ensure protection of lives and properties in line with the dictate of the constitution.

“Let me assure Nigerians that we will continue to do everything possible to ensure the protection of lives and properties.

“The Federal Government have been implementing the police reform which has spread to the states, the Borno Government has started the process of implementing the reform agenda,” Abba said.

“We have received 40 vehicles purchased by Borno State from the proceeds of funds saved for the police reform.

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