The police force must work hard to regain the trust and confidence of the public by stamping out the excesses, abuses, and culture of impunity exhibited by some elements within the police according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
Prof Osinbajo stated this on Wednesday at the decoration ceremony of the new Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Akali Baba, at the State House in Abuja.
The Vice President emphasized that under the leadership of the new Acting Inspector General, “the police must now rebuild the broken bridges of trust with the public and regain the confidence of the citizenry.”
Continuing, Prof Osinbajo reiterated the need for community policing as a way of also securing the lives of Nigerians and called for “implementing the community policing policy and reconceptualizing policing as a task carried out in partnership with local communities and by officers who are members of these localities.”
He noted that the welfare and working conditions of police officers must improve significantly and under the leadership of the Acting IG, officers “must live up to all of the highest standards of professional conduct and compliance to the rule of law.
“You must stamp out the excesses, abuses, and the culture of impunity illustrated by some elements of the force which provoke public outrage against the institution.”
The Vice President admitted that the Acting IG assumes his office at “a very turbulent time in the life of our country,” noting “multiple threats to law, order and public safety.” He stated further that, “the role of law enforcement and in particular that of the Nigeria Police Force as the primary agency charged with maintaining law and order, has never been more important.”
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Sanwo-Olu honours cop assaulted by traffic violator
Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday honored a policemen Asp Sunday Erhabor attached to the Rapid response squad of the state police command.
The cop was assaulted by one victor Ebhomenyen who drove against traffic in Oniru in the Victoria Island area of the State.
Sunday was presented with a stats plague as a mark of honor and prestige to appreciate his commitment to promoting core values of modern policing and protection of fundamental human rights.
Sunday had been attacked by the Suspect and his friend who is now at large after he confronted the for driving against traffic at Four point Hotel, Oniru Victoria Island
See what144 Nigerian policemen were sent to Somalia to do
A total of 144 police officers from Nigeria have arrived in Somalia to boost Stabilization efforts in the country according to the African union mission.
AMISON police operations coordinator Daniel Ali Gwambal said they are there to to support the Somalis and at the same time to mentor the Somali police force.
They are to perform specific duties like regular patrols at check point, guard static duties and other duties that involve general policing he added
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