IGP decorates newly promoted DIGs  …  urges selfless service to the nation

The newly promoted Deputy Inspectors General of Police, DIG Tijani Baba, DIG Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim and DIG Moses A. Jitoboh were today at the Force Headquarters, Abuja decorated with their new ranks. Their promotion and subsequent decoration became necessary following the retirement of erstwhile DIGs from their respective geo-political zones. The elevation of the Senior Officers is in acting capacity.   The new DIGs have also been posted to their new departments and directorates as follows;   DIG Tijani Baba – Directorate of Force Intelligence Bureau DIG Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim, mni –…

Police Pension : ARPON President urges members to selve planned protest

The Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria (ARPON) said the federal government was taking steps to address challenges connected to the police pensions, the association appealed to its members not to embark on any protest. The President, ARPON, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Fidelis Oyakhilome (rtd), in a statement made available to newsmen yesterday in Abuja, said it has come to the knowledge of the association that some police retirees were planning to go on public protest in some parts of the country over pension matters. Oyakhilome said…

Why I don’t visit Abuja for solution to security challenges – Gov Bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has revealed that the successes recorded in security in the state were resultant effects of communal collaboration, honesty alongside synergy between government, security agencies and the community. He added that it was not in his character to visit the Federal Government to demand for solutions to concerns in area of security but rather, his government was constantly in tune with the people of the state down to the grassroots. Governor Bello made this known on Thursday while appearing on Channels Television Sunrise Daily to bare…

FG appoints Ahmed Audi as new NSCDC Commandant General

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ahmed Abubakar Audi as the new Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) following the retirement from service of Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu.   According to a release issued on Thursday and signed by Mohammed Manga, Director (Press & Public Relations) at the Minister of Interior, Ahmed Audi, “emerged the best candidate out of those that went through the transparent selection process initiated by the Ministry of Interior through the Board to ensure that the most suitable among the top-ranking…

Niger Gov charges police officers on safety of lives, property ….  as six inspectors move to ASP rank

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has charged officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force in the state to redouble their efforts in ensuring the safety of lives and property as the state is faced with more security challenges. Governor Sani Bello gave the charge at the Government House, Minna while decorating some police officers who were newly promoted in the state. While congratulating the newly promoted police officers, the Governor, represented by his Chief of Staff (COS), Alh. Balarabe Ibrahim called on the police to put in more…

INTERNAL SECURITY: IGP flags-off Operation Puff Adder II  ….   Says operation targeted at reclaiming public space from criminals

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu on Monday, 15th February, 2021 flagged-off a reinvigorated special security action plan, code named ‘Operation Puff Adder II ’ to reinforce the ongoing fight against banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and other violent crimes in the country.   The new special operation, which will be intelligence-led and community-driven, will be executed in sustained collaboration with the Armed Forces, the Intelligence Community and other sister security agencies. It is aimed at re-dominating and reclaiming the public space from criminals that are bent on threatening the internal…

OYO CRISIS: IGP deploys intervention,stabilization forces …  orders DIG in charge of South-West, David Folawiyo to coordinate Operations  

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered the immediate deployment of Police Intervention and Stabilization Forces to Oyo State to reclaim the public space, reinforce security and bolster public confidence in the areas affected by the recent crisis in the State.   The deployments, consisting largely of intelligence and operational assets of the Force, included four (4) Units of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), seasoned operatives from the Force Intelligence Bureau and one (1) operational/surveillance Police helicopter from the Police Air-wing department.   The Intervention Force is…

President Buhari extends IGP Adamu’s tenure

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu for three months.   The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi announced this on Thursday while briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The tenure of Mohammed Adamu ended on Monday after spending 35 years in service. He said that the decision of the President to extend the IGP’s tenure for another three months was to give time for proper selection of the new police Boss.

IGP commissions Nigeria Police PR school       …..  says the school ‘Il breed a more people-friendly, human rights compliant Police Force

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, today, 29th January, 2021 commissioned the newly constructed Nigeria Police Public Relations School, Lafia, Nasarawa State.   The Police PR School, which is one of the legacy projects of the Force within the past 2 years, will help to breed a more people-friendly, professional and human rights compliant Police Force, in addition to improving capacity and bridging public relations knowledge gaps amongst personnel of the Force.   The IGP, in his key note address, noted that the construction of the School was…

NSCDC Ag CG assures Aregbesola of effective service delivery

The Acting CG of NSCDC, Hillary Kelechi Madu has appreciated the Federal Government and the Honourable Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for the opportunity given to him to steer the affairs of the Corps in acting capacity and promised to continue in the execution of the Corps mandate to justify the confidence reposed in him. He then assured the Honourable Minister of his determination to rejig the system and personnel in order to ensure effective service delivery especially in Agro Rangers operations and the Protection of Critical and National…