New IGP resumes, vows to tackle corruption


Outgoing Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has officially handed over the mantle of leadership of the force to newly-appointed acting Inspector General, Ibrahim Idris.

Arase who took over from Suleiman Abba as head of Nigerian police Force 14 months ago recieved lots of praise from Nigerians as he bow out.
However incoming IG, Idris, during the inauguration ceremony said the police will be guided by internationally acceptable standards.
He said the force will no longer tolerate the handling of complaints by citizens with levity, and will tackle internal corruption as a yardstick for overcoming the war on corruption within the country.
He said the force will provide forensic libraries in all the geopolitical zones of the country, as well as establish joint operation centers with other security agencies at all police commands.
He further pledged his administration’s willingness to establish a criminal data base in police commands to enhance investigations into criminal matters and make working uniforms available to staff, in a bid to improve physical comportment of officers.

Ibrahim Idris is the 19th Indigenous police IG since the establishment of the force on April 18, 1964.

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Source:: Nigerian Pilot