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IGP Storms Kaduna, Issues Fresh Directives To Police Operatives

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has charged police operatives to change their attitude to work in order to have better results.

The IGP made the call in Kaduna on Thursday while speaking during his operational visit to the state.

The visit of the Police boss comes a few days after unknown gunmen attacked Bethel Baptist High School and abducted over 100 students.

In a similar development, armed bandits also attacked the residential quarters of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre (NTLC) in Zaria, and kidnapped babies, female nurses and security guards.

IGP Alkali during his visit, charged police operatives in the state to redouble efforts at protecting the lives and property of the people.

Speaking at the State Police Command headquarters, Alkali said: “Kaduna is a dynamic state which has a population of people from various works of life”.

He noted that the authorities recognize the challenges of policing in Kaduna State and apart from the deployment of more personnel, he also promised that more equipment and tools will be provided for the operatives.

“While we know that this job is very challenging, we may not have the complete tools to work with.

“But we can manage with what we have if we have a change of attitude towards our job”, Alkali said.

NAN reports that the IG also visited the Kaduna State Government house where he held a meeting with Governor Nasir El-Rufai.

Meanwhile, the Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 24 Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police.

Naija News reports that this was made known by the PSC’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement on Thursday titled, ‘PSC Promotes 24 CPs, 35 DCPs, 52 ACPs, 50 CSPs, Drops Ibrahim Magu’.

The Commission also approved the promotion of 35 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the rank of Commissioners, 52 Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners and 46 Chief Superintendents of Police to Assistant Commissioners.




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