…says IG says police, military not at war
…Affirms Commitment to Improved Security Architecture
By Olushola Okunlade
The IG told his men that the recent clash between the police and Army was being addressed by the highest security authorities in the country.
Egbetokun condemned the attack and assured the family of the late officer that justice would be served.
Egbetokun also called on police officers to align themselves with the vision of the current administration, which is to have a police force that is professionally competent, service-driven, rule of law compliant, and citizen-friendly.
“The visit, prompted by a recent attack on the Adamawa State Police Command by soldiers leading to the tragic death of Police Inspector Jacob Daniel, included critical discussions with key stakeholders. This included meetings with the Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, and the Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Mustapha.
“During the visit, the IGP underscored the necessity for collaborative efforts between the Nigeria Police Force, the state government, and traditional institutions to enhance the safety and well-being of Adamawa State residents and address emerging security challenges.
“A crucial aspect of the visit involved an interactive session at the command headquarters, where the IGP met with officers and men led by the Commissioner of Police, CP Afolabi Adeniyi. Commending the officers’ dedication, the IGP pledged continuous support for their efforts in maintaining law and order.
“He emphasized the importance of harmonious collaboration between officers and members of other security agencies noting that the NPF is not at war with other agencies. He also reassured them of improved welfare and training.”
The IG also commended Governor Ahmadu Fintiri for his intervention in the recent clash.
Adehobi noted that in response, Fintiri praised Egbetokun for his efforts to improve the welfare of police officers and bring positive changes to the Nigerian Police Force.
During the visit, the Chairman of the PCRC, Attah Mustapha, donated food items, while the Association of Hunters donated two cows to the family of the deceased inspector.
Fintiri appreciated the visit by the IGP and assured him of his administration’s commitment to continue supporting the Nigerian Police and all other security agencies to improve security in the state.