Nigeria police officers warned against corrupt practices

Police boss says force needs tactical and managerial skills.

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has warned police personnel in the county against indulging in acts capable of tarnishing the image of the force.

Mr. Abubakar gave the charge in Jos on Thursday, at the graduation ceremony of 90 Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs) Tactical Leadership and Command Course IV held at Police Staff College, Jos.

The police chief was represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Information and Communication Technology, Jonathan Johnson.

According to Mr. Johnson, Mr. Abubakar stated that corruption would not be tolerated at all.

He warned members of the force to continue to maintain zero tolerance for corruption and ensure discipline in the police force.

Mr. Abubakar revealed that the police force was being repositioned to earn the confidence of the public and vowed to punish any staff that would undermine these efforts.

He assured Nigerians of the force’s duty to protect the fundamental human rights of all citizens irrespective of status and geographical locations. He noted the security challenges currently bedevilling the nation and said that tactical and managerial skills were needed to enable the police perform its duties efficiently.

The Commandant of the College, Mark Idakwo, said the course was designed for CSPs, with intensive academic, tactical and practical programmes.

According to Mr. Idakwo, Mr. Abubakar was keeping with the modern trends of policing and has made the development of the force’s manpower a cardinal point of his administration.

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