INSECURITY: We are reviewing our strategies, IGP says

INSECURITY: We are reviewing our strategies, IGP says

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has said the police is reviewing its strategies on view of the worsening security situation in the country.

The IGP stated this while speaking wotj journalists after a two-hour drilling by the Senate on Tuesday.

According to him, the Senate agreed to support the police in all areas to do its job, adding that “policing is dynamic as ultimatum cannot be given on tackling of any crime.”

The IGP said: “We discussed the issue of insecurity within the country and we have expanded a lot of strategies that we put in place that are working. And we have reviewed the strategies in order to mitigate some of the challenges that emerged. Again, they have appreciated what we presented and also gave suggestions on how to enhance the strategies that we are deploying.

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“They have agreed to support us in every aspect, every area that we need in order to do our job to make the country safe. Policing is dynamic and you cannot give ultimatum to deal with a crime.

“The number of personnel we have can never be enough and the government is doing its best and every year, we are recruiting more policemen. This year we have about 10,000 again to recruit. At least, the number is growing. Very soon we will meet up with the required number that is needed for us to deploy to fight crime very effectively.”

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