IG Vows to Leave Legacy of ‘Professionalised’ Police


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*To punish operatives posting police activities on social media

Bennett Oghifo

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba yesterday vowed to leave a legacy of a truly professionalised police force.
“I want to leave a legacy of professionalised police, a dedicated police force with sincerity of purpose, zeal and courage,” Baba promised during a tour of the Jigawa State Police Command.

The IG, who was appointed in April, also swore to motivate officers and punish the bad ones, stating “I will also reward hardworking officers and punish bad eggs in service. Reward is to motivate, while punishment is to serve as deterrent to others.”

Baba noted that some officers were in the habit of recording classified activities of the force and leaking them on social media, warning them to desist from such act or wait for the dire consequences if caught.

He advised the different commands to adapt to the challenges that confront them, adding…

Source: Thisday Newspaper