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Insecurity: IGP assures improved collaboration with the Army



Insecurity: IGP assures improved collaboration with the Army


The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali, has assured to guarantee improved collaboration between the Police and the Army, to efficiently tackle the main security challenges threatening the nation.

Alkali gave the assurance when he paid a courtesy visit to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, on Wednesday, in Abuja.

The acting IGP disclosed that his visit was to deal with the difficult situations of the present security threats in various parts of the nation, stating that the police required the help of the military to perform its statutory responsibilities.

Alkali declared that although the police was the lead organisation in the upkeep of internal security; the present situations needed the assistance of the military.

He said, “I need to come here and pledge my unalloyed support, cooperation, collaboration and synergy with the military, to enable us provide the required environment for citizens of this country to go about their lawful businesses.

“My purpose of coming is to inform you and assure you that the Nigerian Police, under my leadership, will always be ready to work with you in whatever way that will make this country governable, peaceful and enable Nigerians to go about their lawful businesses.

“The security environment is very dicey, as we came in at a period when we have to do something extra, that is different from what our colleagues have been doing, and change the narratives.”

Alkali added that the security agencies additionally needed the help, collaboration and cooperation of public members to efficiently address the security challenges.

Replying, the Chief of Army Staff, Attahiru, guaranteed that the Nigerian army would keep on working together with the police to offer the required security environment for the citizens.

Attahiru declared that the appointment of Alkali and those of the service chiefs came at a time the country was challenged with countless security challenges such as terrorism, banditry and extremist turmoil.

While lauding the efforts of the police in the battle against insecurity, he showed trust that the acting IGP would bring back the assurance of the citizens in the police to safeguard them.

The Chief of Army Staff stated that the appointment of Alkali as IGP was an image of the assurance that President Buhari had in him, and also his pledge and noble service to the country.

He said, “I want to assure you that the Nigerian army, under my leadership, will continue to synergise and support the Nigerian police to build appropriate capacities, so as to collectively secure the nation.”


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