• Thursday, April 18, 2024
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Take fight to terrorists, kidnappers hideouts, Gaidam tells IGP

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Ibrahim Gaidam, the Minister of Police Affairs, has called on the Nigeria Police Force and Inspector General of Police to embrace a proactive and aggressive approach in tackling the prevailing challenges of insecurity in the Country.

During an official visit to the Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force in Abuja, Gaidam emphasized the need for the Police to shift from a defensive stance to actively taking the fight against criminals to their hideouts.

He stressed the importance of seeking out and dismantling the networks of enemies of peace in the Country.

“I stand before you today not just as a Minister, but as a fellow warrior in the battle against terrorism and banditry that threatens our beloved nation,” Gaidam said,

He highlighted the gravity of the security challenges facing Nigeria, while expressing confidence in the capability of the Police Force to overcome these challenges through collective determination and action.

Acknowledging the sacrifices and dedication of the Police Force, Gaidam assured officers of the Government’s commitment to addressing their welfare and professional development needs.

He pledged to invest in modernizing the Police Force by providing advanced equipment, training programmes, and technological solutions.

Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, the Minister of State for Police Affairs, echoed the importance of improving welfare, training, and creating a supportive environment for professional growth within the police force.

She urged Kayode Egbetokun, the Inspector General of Police to promote gender equality and ensure the inclusion of female officers in top management positions.

“The call for a proactive strategy and the commitment to modernize the police force signals a renewed determination by the Nigerian government to address the security challenges facing the nation and ensure the safety and security of its citizens”, she stated.

Responding, Kayode Egbetokun, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), expressed gratitude for the Minister’s commendation and assured the Ministry of the police force’s readiness to collaborate and support efforts aimed at enhancing the welfare, equipment, and overall reform of the Force.