Nigerian Police: Major Shakeup Looms

IG Mohammed Adamu

By Shola Abayomi

Following yesterday’s close-door meeting between senators and the Ag. Inspector General of police, Mohammed Adamu, plan is now afoot to effect a major reorganisation of the police force.

The police boss, who was engaged by the senators for over three hours, disclosed that the recent redeployment of top officers of the force was aimed at tackling insecurity in the country.

According to a usually credible source, the top ranking officers who are likely to be affected by the impending posting include Deputy Inspectors-General (DIGs), Assistant Inspectors-General (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs). “The IG said the nation should expect more postings in the top commands in few weeks”, the source, who crave anonymity said.

While speaking to the press after the engagement with senators, IG Adamu said the police is short of needed manpower to effectively police the country.

“Policing is dynamic. The number of personnel we have can never be enough. But the government is trying to recruit every year. This year, we have 10,000 to recruit. We will meet up with the required number”, the IG said.

It would be recalled that the police IG was invited by the Senate to brief the members on its efforts to rid the country of killings, kidnapping, terrorism and other sundry crimes.

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