IGP warns Nigerians against denigrating police image

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Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, acting Inspector General of Police

Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, acting Inspector General of Police

Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police, has warned the general public against denigrating the image of the police whose duty is to protect lives and property.

The IGP issued the warning during a courtesy call to his office at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, by members of Nigerians Unite Against Terror, an anti-terrorism civil rights organisation, who came with a promise to assist in fighting terrorism and all other forms of violence in the country on Friday.

The NUAT team was led by its Convener, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin; Director of Publicity, Bako Abdul Usman; General Secretary, Prince Goodluck Obi and Director of Campaign, Huzayn Aliu Adams.

Idris said the image of the Nigeria police has improved going by the recent ranking by a Briton, Bob Arnold, whose independent assessment of the Nigeria Police Force “within the perception of the public”, gave a 98 percent score.

“Arnold said this is wonderful because it has never been this wonderful and like I said when I went to Lagos, we the policemen, now have to improve on that performance”, he stressed.

Idris, based on this assessment, promised to set up a special committee comprising the police and members of the Civil Society Organisations to interface and work together towards working out a strategy on how to improve the public image of the police.

Idris said, “And that is the basic law of nature. If you continue to fight, you will never get any development from it. These are basic things because the policeman is there to assist you to maintain law and order in the society, you don’t have any cause to hate him. It doesn’t make sense because these are the people I refer to as people who have the noble call.

“In our job, anywhere in the world, we are just …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper