From Haruna Tula, Abuja
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Leo Irabor has commended the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba, for performing credibly during his one year in office as the 21st Indigenous Inspector-General of Police.
The Defence Chief who made the declaration at the Police Force Headquarters, during his visit on Thursday 28th April, 2022, noted that the visit was necessitated by the quest to strengthen synergy between security agencies in Nigeria. While extolling the role of the Nigeria Police Force, the Armed Forces and other security agencies in ensuring security and peace within the country, he gave kudos to the IGP and the officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, for their credible performances recorded so far.
The IGP described as historic, the visit of the Chief of Defence Staff. He assured of the Force’s readiness to strengthen partnerships with other security agencies in securing the country.
Furthermore, the IGP stated that the Police under his leadership is poised to carry out its core mandate of maintaining and enforcing law, order and public safety, as well as other constitutional mandates such as the involvement in military duties as may be directed by the President. The police has been actively involved in such operations the North-East, North-West, North-Central, and other parts of the country.
The highlight of the visit was a tour of some critical facilities within the Force Headquarters, such as the Police Hall of Fame, Police Museum, Technical Intelligence Unit laboratory, the National Command and Control Centre (NPF-C4i), ad the Police Crime and Data Centre, amongst others.