The President General, Global Peace Movement UK, Dr. Mike Uyi has described the inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba as an IGP with a fire extinguisher.
Uyi made this statement in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja saying there is no doubting the fact the new IGP is coming at a time the police force is desperately seeking to reinvent itself on account of the crisis occasioned by the #ENDSARS protests of October 2020 and the current crippling insecurity in different parts of the country.
“Usman Alkali Baba has assumed office at a very difficult time. There is widespread insecurity in the land. The police are ill-equipped and understaffed. The people do not trust them. Policemen themselves are “at war” with the same people they are paid to protect”.
“Usman Baba has impressive credentials on paper. He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration. He was until his appointment, the Deputy Inspector General in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department at the Police Headquarters. Before then, he served as Force Secretary. He has also been Commissioner of Police in Delta State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and AIG in Zones 4, 5 and 7”.
“Global Peace Movement International believes Usman Baba with all his experiences will bring to an end the insecurity that has engulfed the nation. We know the new sheriff will quell all form of insecurity in the country ”.
According to Uyi, insecurity is the greatest threat to Nigerians. Nowhere is safe The new Inspector General no doubt has a daunting task in ensuring that Nigerians can sleep with their two eyes closed, that Nigerians can hit the road and travel to any part of the country without praying to arrive their destinations and become an addition to growing list of kidnap victims or attacked and killed by marauding bandits and insurgents.
Urging the new IGP to justify the confidence reposed on him by reducing the rising wave of insecurity in the country, Uyi said Global Peace Movement will be the watch dog of the police and are ready to assist the force wherever their services are needed.