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Police Demoralized After Rampant Attacks On Stations, IGP Laments

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The New acting Inspector General of Police, has raised concern over the recent attacks on stations across the country.

Speaking with Journalists after a meeting with President Buhari on Monday, Baba said that police officers has been demoralized as a result of such attacks, noting that the police needs better welfare packages and improved logistics.

Since he was decorated with his new rank, this is the first time the new IGP will meet the president.

Recently, police stations — especially in the south-east — have been attacked by unknown gunmen,leading to extra-judicial killings as well as razing of buildings and vehicles.

Speaking on recent attacks, the IGP added that efforts are in place to ensure that efforts are been intensified to ensure the situations are adequately addressed to improve security, and also motivate aggrieved officers towards discharging their duties professionally.

“I have promised to do my best to change the narrative. In view of the renewed attacks on police formations, the order is for me to do my best, and see how we can go about solving the problem of internal security in this country,” he said.

“I have taken over the very crucial time. I am fully aware of the situation in the country, and I’m introducing what I feel will mitigate these security challenges. I’ve started implementing them, and I’m ready to come on board with the president so that we can get all the support that is necessary to go about it.

“While I’m trying to use what I have, I also need some improvement in both logistics, manpower, and equipment. As you are aware, the morale of many police officers has been seriously dampened now because of the rampant killings of officers. So, we need to do a kind of motivational work to ensure that we raise the morale of police, and this we have started, and I believe it’s going to yield a positive result.”

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