IGP Redeploys 13 Newly-Promoted AIGs

A file photo of IGP Mohammed Adamu. PHOTO: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

 

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the posting and redeployment of 13 Assistant Inspectors General of Police to various zones and formations across the country.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba, announced this in a statement on Friday.

He explained that the posting and redeployment followed the recent promotion of Commissioners of Police to the rank of AIG.

The police boss asked the senior officers to bring their vast experiences and professionalism to bear in advancing the fortunes of the Force.

He also directed them to ensure adequate supervision of their respective departments and formations to enhance the ongoing drive at repositioning the police for improved service delivery.

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The senior officers affected include Dan Bature – AIG DFA FHQ, Hyelasinda Musa – AIG PMF, Yunana Babas – AIG Zone 8 Lokoja, Dan Mohammed – AIG SPU, Lawal Ado – AIG Works, and Mua’zu Halilu – AIG CTU.

Others are Rabiu Yusuf – AIG ICT, Ahmed Iliyasu – AIG Zone 2 Lagos, Mohammed Kura – AIG Maritime, Zaki Ahmed – AIG Zone 6 Calabar, Zama Senchi – AIG Community Policing, Bello Sadiq – AIG Zone 1 Kano, and Austin Iwero – AIG DOPS FHQ.

Mr Mba said the posting and the redeployment of the senior police officers were with immediate effect.

Police To Deploy Over 66,000 Personnel For Kogi/Bayelsa Governorship Elections

 

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said that over 66,000 police personnel will be deployed for the November 16 governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States.

Mr Adamu played host to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu during the meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security organised by the commission in Abuja.

He revealed that about 31,041 personnel will be deployed to cover the election in Bayelsa state, while 35,200 personnel will man the entire terrain in Kogi as well.

The police boss stated that the deployment of personnel will not allow free activities of touts to perpetrate their heinous acts during the election period.

“In Bayelsa State, we are deploying about 31,041 personnel to cover the election.

“In Kogi State, we are deploying about 35,200 personnel to cover the election.

“These Personnel are to cover every terrain in the two states; no touts will be allowed to be brought from any adjoining states to disrupt elections.”

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The IGP assured the electoral umpire that the security of the INEC and the election materials will be given top priority.

“All those areas will be manned. The security of INEC and its election materials are guaranteed by these deployments.

“State INEC headquarters will be protected in the states and even the LGAs.

According to him, the ward collation centers will be adequately protected; the CBN where the materials will be taken care of, and the polling unit and collation centers will be adequately manned.

The Dynamics Of Crime In Nigeria Has Become Increasingly Complex – IGP

 

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said that the dynamics of crime in the country has over time become increasingly complex.

According to the police boss, this is due largely to the impact of technology, global terrorism, socio- economic variables and other security situations within the African continent.

Speaking on Wednesday during a visit to the Force Headquarters in Abuja, by the Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Maigairi, Adamu said all these have combined to put pressure on the limited logistics, manpower and other operational assets of the Nigeria Police.

The IG noted that in order to effectively tackle the identified challenges, his vision is to evolve a Police Force that is rule of law guided, pro-active operationally, and one that will engage cutting-edge technology in all components of policing functions.

He also noted that terrorism, kidnappings and other criminal activities were putting pressure on the limited logistics, manpower and other assets of the police.

In order to curb the security challenges, Mr Adamu  said he introduced the community policing model, which according to him has involved the engagement of citizens in identifying and prioritizing prevalent communal security threats as they affected their localities.

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IGP Restates Commitment Towards Community Policing

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A file photo of IGP, Mr Mohammed Adamu.

 

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has reiterated his determination to make community policing functional in the country.

Mr. Adamu stated this during a meeting with the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dangyadi, who was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Police Affairs Ministry, Director of Procurement and several other directors.

The IGP admitted during his welcome remarks that the dynamism of crime has put so much pressure on the Nigeria police force in recent times.

“Aside from the threat of terrorism, we are currently grappling with a series of high-profile crimes that constitute major threats to our national security. These include banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping, armed robbery, cybercrime, small and light arms proliferation and sundry transnational crimes. The dynamics of crime in the country has over time become increasingly complex due largely to the impact of technology, global terrorism, socio-economic variables and other security situations within the African continent.

All these have combined to put pressure on the limited logistics, manpower and other operational assets of the Nigeria Police. Within this context and in order to effectively tackle the identified challenges, my vision is to evolve a Police Force that is rule of law guided, pro-active operationally, and one that will engage cutting-edge technology in all components of policing functions. In furtherance to this, upon my assumption of office, I undertook a comprehensive evaluation of the dynamics of crimes in the country viz-a-viz our human and logistical capacity, and concluded that the most potent strategy towards attaining our mandate given our current national realities, is one that is driven by the concept of community policing and guided by the virtues of returning policing to the citizens.”

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He added that the move will help to bridge some of the current gaps in effectively securing the nation.

“It is in cognizance of this fundamental reality that we resolved to adopt the Community Policing Model which involves the engagement of citizens in identifying and prioritizing prevalent communal security threats as they affect their localities and working together with the citizens towards developing and implementing solutions to the identified threats. In giving effect to this, our plan is to draw on the provisions of the Police Act in relation to the utilization of Special Constables who in this instance, will be engaged as Community Policing Officers (CPOs) under the coordination of the Nigeria Police towards evolving a community-focused policing system.

“The plan is that the Community Policing Officers shall be deployed to complement the local Police in law enforcement functions within their localities by performing low-risk and non-sensitive duties.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Dangadi asked the IGP to invent new strategies to address kidnapping, banditry and other forms of criminality across the country.

The minister added that Nigeria needs the service of the police force more than ever before, as the current spate of criminality is not only alarming but also shameful.

IGP Directs Police Commissioners To Avert Planned IMN Procession

A file photo of IGP Mohammed Adamu. PHOTO: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun

 

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Commissioners of Police in all the States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to put measures in place to avert any planned procession by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).

The order follows a decision by the IMN to proceed on a yearly peaceful Ashura procession on September 10, despite proscription.

According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, the activities of the group remains illegal and will be treated as such.

”The Force notes that in line with the Terrorism (Prevention) Proscription Order Notice 2019 of 26th July 2019, the activities of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have been proscribed.

“Consequently, all gathering or procession by the group remains ultimately illegal and will be treated as a gathering in the advancement of terrorism.

“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has directed the Commissioners of Police in all the States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja as well as their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to put in place concrete measures to avert any planned procession and/or disruption of public peace by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, anywhere in the country.”

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The statement quoted the police boss, asking parents the general public and guardians to provide the necessary information and avoid their wards from being cajoled into embarking on ‘illegal’ activities by the group.

“The IGP also enjoins the public to avail the Force with useful information as regards the activities of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria.

“In addition, the IGP has also advised parents and guardians to prevail on their children and wards not to be cajoled into embarking on illegal and ill-motivated activities by anyone or group of persons, under any guise whatsoever.“

PHOTOS: IGP Mohammed Adamu Visits Ondo, Ekiti

 

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu is visiting police commands in Ondo and Ekiti States.

Mr Adamu’s visit is sequel to a recent security meeting held with stakeholders in the South West.

He says the visit aims at creating avenues to relate with officers and stakeholders to have a better idea of security challenges in the Ekiti axis and modalities to tackle them.

According to the IGP, the welfare of officers will be prioritised and protective facilities are being provided for officers to ensure they are shielded while fighting crime.

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IGP Replaces Police Commissioner In Enugu

A file photo of IGP Mohammed Adamu. PHOTO: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

 

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate posting of Mr Ahmad Abdulrahman to Enugu State Command as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of the state.

A statement on Tuesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba, says the posting is with immediate effect.

Mr Abdulrahman takes over from Mr Suleiman Balarabe, who has been redeployed to the Force Intelligence Bureau, FCID, Abuja, as the CP in-charge of Intelligence.

According to Mba, the new police commissioner in Enugu was until his recent posting, the CP in charge of Intelligence at the FCID, Abuja.

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He has held many command positions across the Federation and his posting as the CP Enugu State was predicated upon his action-oriented approach to work, his track record of outstanding leadership and interpersonal relations, the Force Public Relations Officer noted.

The IGP asked Mr Abdulrahman to bring to bear his wealth of experience, leveraging the Force policy on community policing and intelligence-driven crime-fighting strategies towards overhauling the security architecture of the coal-rich state.

He also urged the people of the state to partner with the police and accord the new police commissioner maximum cooperation in his efforts at revamping the security situation in the state.

Mr Abdulrahman holds double Masters Degrees – one in Criminal Justice and another in Conflict, Peace & Strategic Studies, both from the Kaduna State University.

He is a graduate of Political Science and Administration from the University of Sokoto and holds a post-graduate certificate in Corruption Studies from the University of Hong Kong.

IGP, Northern Govs Meet In Katsina Over Insecurity

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Wednesday led a team of senior police officers to a meeting with northern governors.

According to the IGP, the meeting is part of efforts aimed at tackling security challenges being witnessed in parts of the country.

The IGP at the commencement of the meeting said it is aimed at coordinating the activities of the Nigerian Police Force with a view to finding a lasting solution to the security challenges facing the North-Western parts of the country.

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He described the meeting as one of the initiatives of the Nigeria Police aimed at ending killings, kidnappings and other security challenges in the country.

Governors of Katsina, Kano, Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states are in attendance at the meeting. Also, governors of Taraba, Plateau and Niger states are also expected at the meeting.

Before the meeting went into a closed-door, Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State commended the initiative, adding that all the governors are fully aware of their responsibility in securing the lives and property of their people.

Also present at meeting are deputy inspectors general of police, commissioners of police, the commander of the 17 brigade, Katsina State, as well as leaders of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACAN).

Earlier in his address of welcome, Governor Masari commended the initiative of the Inspector General of police reminding him that all the governors are fully aware of their responsibility in securing the lives and property of their people.

The meeting later went into closed doors.

IMN Has Been Proscribed – IGP

 

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has officially declared that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria led by Ibraheem Zakzaky has been proscribed and all protests by the movement banned.

According to him, anyone associated with the IMN or furthering their agenda will be treated as a terrorist and an enemy of the state.

The police boss made the declaration on Tuesday at a meeting with senior police officers at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

He also highlighted some of the achievements recorded by the police in their resolve to fight crime in the country.

The conference was in continuation of the IGP’s management tradition to constantly engage strategic managers across all commands in the police.

Read the IGP’s speech aS tweeted by the Force Headquarters below:

I warmly welcome you all to this Conference which is a continuation of my management tradition to constantly engage strategic managers across all Commands in the Nigeria Police towards regularly evaluating the internal security profile of the country.

This is with the intent to keep abreast with the dynamics of crime and to jointly discuss pathways towards either strengthening existing strategies or evolving new approaches.

Within this context, I am delighted to note that the strategies so far emplaced and the commitment demonstrated by officers across all ranks in the Nigeria Police within the past months have combined to aid in stabilizing the internal security profile of the country.

In consequence, between January 2019 to date, a total of four thousand, one hundred and eighty-seven (4,187) high profile suspects have been arrested nationwide.

This includes one thousand, six hundred and twenty-nine (1,629) armed robbery suspects; one thousand and fifty-three (1,053) suspected kidnappers; one thousand and twenty-three (1,023) cultists, and four hundred and eighty-two (482) murder suspects.

In addition, 1,181 firearms of various descriptions and calibre including improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and rocket launchers were recovered in various police operations across the country within the same period.

Three hundred and eighty-nine (389) stolen vehicles were also recovered from criminal elements, while 506 kidnapped victims have been safely rescued. It is pertinent to mention that of the rescued victims, 300 were secured in Zamfara State.

Shiite Protest: Buhari Orders IGP To Provide Security For Every Nigerian

 

 

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).

Mr Adamu disclosed this to State House correspondents on Monday when he met the President at the Aso Villa in Abuja.

He said the President directed him to provide security for every Nigerian.

President Buhari summoned the police boss following the latest in a series of protests by the Shiites in the nation’s capital.

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At least three of the protests by the Shiite group since the beginning of July have turned violent, leading to clashes with police personnel and people injured from both sides.

The protesters are calling on the Federal Government to release their leader, Ibrahim Elzakzaky, who was taken into custody since 2015.

Monday’s protest turned violent as members of the Shiite group clashed with police and in the process, a Channels Television reporter was hit by a stray bullet.

Shortly after the incident, the police, in a statement, asked Nigerians to remain calm while residents of Abuja were advised to avoid the affected areas.

Read the full statement from the police below:

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

There is a violent protest currently ongoing by members of the El-Zakzakky Group in some parts of the FCT – particularly the Central Business District and the Three Arms Zone.

The Police are taking adequate measures to bring the situation under control.

Citizens are advised to remain calm and avoid the affected areas in the interim. The Police will keep the public abreast with further development.

DCP FRANK MBA

Force Public Relations Officer

Force Headquarters

Abuja

Kaduna Killings: IGP Redeploys CP, Five Others

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A file photo of acting IGP, Mr Mohammed Adamu.

 

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has redeployed the Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State, Ahmed Abdulrahaman and five other commissioners.

In a statement on Wednesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the minor shakeup is necessary as parts of the efforts to fight crime the Force Intelligence Bureau in Abuja.

Mba noted that the Kaduna CP has been moved to the Force Intelligence Bureau in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

He is to be succeeded by the Ali Janga, who until now was the Commissioner of Police in charge of Bauchi State.

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Other officers affected by the recent redeployment exercise include former CP Intelligence, Sani Ahmadu, to resume as head of Bauchi State Police Command, Benue CP Omololu Bishi now assumes duty as the boss of the Central Criminal Registry (CCR) in Alagbon, Lagos.

While CP Mohammed Garba moves from the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) to Benue State Command as the new Commissioner of Police, the erstwhile CCR boss in Alagbon, resumes as the CP in charge of Armament at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

Senate Invites IGP Over Nigeria’s Security Situation

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A file photo of acting IGP, Mr Mohammed Adamu.

 

The Senate is inviting the acting Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu to brief Lawmakers at Plenary on the security situation in the country particularly what the police is doing to address the rampant kidnappings and banditry across the country.

The Senate’s is inviting the Acting IG of Police after a debate in the killings of two humanitarian workers and the abduction of three others at Kajuru Castle in Kaduna state on April 19.

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The Upper Chamber is asking the federal government to set up an inter-agency task force to tackle cases of banditry and kidnapping in Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Niger states.

It is also asking security agencies to give special security cover to foreign workers and tourists.