Friday, April 18, 2014

No going back on removal of roadblocks


Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Abubakar Wednesday said he would not rescind  his directive on the removal of roadblocks from the nation’s high ways.

The IGP said he would hold state commissioners of police  responsible for any crime committed within their jurisdiction and warned that crimes should not be allowed to take place on the excuse that roadblocks had been dismantled.

The police boss said this while decorating two newly promoted assistant inspectors general of police and a deputy commissioner of police with their new ranks in his office.

While urging the newly promoted officers,  AIGs Dan’azumi Doma, Muktari Ibrahim and DCP Wilson Inyealagu,  to braced up for the challenges of their new positions, the IGP said the new police leadership had the mandate of restoring the lost glory of policing the nation effectively and fighting crimes to a standstill.

Mr. Abubakar vowed that his regime would be result-oriented and restated his determination to work with like-minded people.

In his response on behalf of the newly promoted officers, Mr. Inealagu thanked God and the government for giving them the opportunity to serve their fatherland in a new and higher capacity.
“We are aware of the task ahead in our new portfolio. We must try our best to give the best to our nation,” he said.

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