Police’ll continue to protect lives, property of Nigerians despite challenges- IGP

…Senator Dickson condemns attack on police formations

By Hassan Zaggi

Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has assured that despite the current challenges the Nigeria Police Force is facing, men and officers of the Force remain committed to protecting the lives and property of all Nigerians.

The Acting IGP gave the assurance when the immediate past governor of Bayelsa State and  Senator representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District, Henry Seriake Dickson, paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja.

It would be recalled that police formations have become target of attack by criminals in different states of the country in recent times.

Men and officers of the Force are not spared as many of them have been killed by these criminals.

The IGP applauded the Senator for the visit, describing it as timely, assuring him and the Nigerian people that in spite of the numerous challenges the Nigeria Police is facing, it would remain committed and unwavering in its task of protecting lives and property.

Speaking earlier, Senator Dickson condemned the current spate of attacks on the assets and officers of the Nigeria Police Force in some states of the country.

He described the attacks as criminal act that should be condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians.

Senator Dickson said that the visit was to identify  with the IGP and, indeed, the entire men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force on what he described as the dastardly and criminal acts of terrorism, unprovoked and coordinated attacks on Police, murder of innocent police officers and malicious damage of security assets and other Government infrastructure in some parts of the country.

Senator Dickson, unequivocally condemned the attacks and called for a cessation of all such criminal act, stressing that the Police is not the problem of the nation and should not be seen as the enemy of the people.    

While congratulating the Baba Alkali on his appointment as the 21st indigenous Inspector General of Police, Senator Dickson called for proper funding of the Force to enhance its operational efficiency.

He commended Police men and women for doing their best in the face of daunting welfare and operational challenges. 

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