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IG Meets CPs, Top Officers to Restrategise on Terrorism

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Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mohammed Abubakar

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

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The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mohammed Abubakar, Wednesday met with state commissioners of police and other top officers to deliberate on the state of emergency in three northern states and roll out new strategies to combat terrorism.

At the meeting which was held at the Force Headquarters in Abuja other issues also discussed were crime challenges facing each state command, level of investigation into terrorist-related cases, bribery and corruption in the Police Force and the training of police personnel for improved service delivery.

Abubakar who addressed the participants before the meeting commenced, said the parley would review strategies against kidnapping and armed robbery, internal conflicts and cross-border crisis in different parts of the country.

He expressed frustration over the payment of ransom to kidnappers by family of kidnapped victims, noting that the security forces do not always know when payments are made to abductors in most cases.According to him, the police would have easily resolved most kidnapped cases but for the poor telecommunications system in the country which affects the police tracking system, saying the police would continue to improve on its service delivery to Nigerians as he solicited for public support.

“This meeting was called to review our strategies on the various security challenges in the country like internal conflicts, armed robbery, kidnapping and other violent crimes as well as border crisis-internal and external borders. We will look at the challenges being faced by each state command and come up with strategies to check them,” the IG said.

Earlier Abubakar had received the police contingent that served on a peace-keeping operation in Somalia and earned commendation for their distinguished service.



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