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Insecurity: IGP Orders Massive Police Deployment In Nigeria

Usman Baba, the inspector general of police, has urged a huge deployment of operatives around the country due to concern over the proliferation and trafficking of weapons in Nigeria.

At a meeting with strategic police managers, which included officers with the level of commissioner and above, Mr. Baba revealed this information.

He explained that the purpose of the conference was to strategize about the level of insecurity in the nation and reconsider ways to improve operational response and stabilize the security order.

He claimed that a recent assessment of the nation’s security condition revealed a troubling upward trend in the threat to the security of the nation.

According to the police chief, the threats came from dangerous and well organized criminal gangs, terrorist organizations, bandits, and kidnappers.

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Mr. Baba further revealed that the tendency was exacerbated by the growth in the proliferation and pace of arms trafficking, which resulted in an attack on the Kuje Prisons and the escape of prominent criminals.

The inspector general also made mention of how broad public fear had been caused by the armed groups’ increasingly violent campaigns in Nigeria, which had continued to pose a serious threat to national security.

The National Security Council’s determination to document and streamline the activities of commercial motorcycle and tricycle riders across the nation, he said, will be the main topic of the conference.

According to Mr. Baba, the resolution is a component of national actions aimed at addressing emerging challenges to national security.

“As part of a major operational initiative to stabilise the internal security order, you are all directed to immediately commence a special visibility policing operation across your commands,” Mr Baba told the senior police officers. “This initiative will encompass the crime mapping of your areas of jurisdiction, identification of vulnerable points and massive deployment of personnel on motorised and foot patrols of the cities. The initiative also involves the utilisation of intelligence to undertake targeted raids on criminal cells.”

He claimed that the police had finalized plans for an election security management workshop before the elections in 2023.

(NAN)

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Usman Baba, the inspector general of police, has urged a huge deployment of operatives around the country due to concern over the proliferation and trafficking of weapons in Nigeria.

At a meeting with strategic police managers, which included officers with the level of commissioner and above, Mr. Baba revealed this information.

He explained that the purpose of the conference was to strategize about the level of insecurity in the nation and reconsider ways to improve operational response and stabilize the security order.

He claimed that a recent assessment of the nation’s security condition revealed a troubling upward trend in the threat to the security of the nation.

According to the police chief, the threats came from dangerous and well organized criminal gangs, terrorist organizations, bandits, and kidnappers.

READ MORE: Commander Reiterates Nigerian Military’s Neutrality

Mr. Baba further revealed that the tendency was exacerbated by the growth in the proliferation and pace of arms trafficking, which resulted in an attack on the Kuje Prisons and the escape of prominent criminals.

The inspector general also made mention of how broad public fear had been caused by the armed groups’ increasingly violent campaigns in Nigeria, which had continued to pose a serious threat to national security.

The National Security Council’s determination to document and streamline the activities of commercial motorcycle and tricycle riders across the nation, he said, will be the main topic of the conference.

According to Mr. Baba, the resolution is a component of national actions aimed at addressing emerging challenges to national security.

“As part of a major operational initiative to stabilise the internal security order, you are all directed to immediately commence a special visibility policing operation across your commands,” Mr Baba told the senior police officers. “This initiative will encompass the crime mapping of your areas of jurisdiction, identification of vulnerable points and massive deployment of personnel on motorised and foot patrols of the cities. The initiative also involves the utilisation of intelligence to undertake targeted raids on criminal cells.”

He claimed that the police had finalized plans for an election security management workshop before the elections in 2023.

(NAN)

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