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Buratai assures Nigerians that President Buhari Will Surmount Insecurity 

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Buratai assures Nigerians that President Buhari Will Surmount Insecurity

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The Nigeria’s former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Ambassador, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai (Rtd), on Tuesday expressed confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will surmount the new security challenges facing the country and called on Nigerians to exercise patience.

Besides subsiding terrorists attacks in the North East, banditry, kidnapping, and terrorism have led other criminal activities in other parts of the country.

 

 

 

Speaking in Abuja when Security Watch Africa (SWA) Team led by its President/C.E.O., Mr. Patrick Agbambu, paid him a courtesy visit, Amb. Buratai, pointed out that President Buhari brought the rampant activities of terrorists in the North East before his tenure under control when he assumed office in 2015.

 

He said “But a new challenge has emerged in other parts of the country which is a fall out of what happened in the North East.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“But I believe government is concerned and is not sitting idle, its not resting.

“Things are being done and I believe the current state of fear, the sense of despair in some quarters will soon be resolved,” he stated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recalling the situation in the country before President Buhari assumed office in 2015, he said “The security situation continued to deteriorate. But we give glory to God for the change in 2015.

“We contributed our little quota to stop the drift into anarchy. People tend to forget where we were.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“When we were in the office, we responded immediately there was any attack and we were always ahead of them.

“I believe we have done our country proud as members of the Armed Forces and we are still doing our best,” he added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With so much conviction, the former COAS concludes, “The situation now will soon be tackled just like we did with the Boko Haram issue. President Buhari has the will and requisite capacity to surmount these challenges.”

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2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS: IGP TRAINS PILOTS, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE OFFICERS FOR SEAMLESS AERIAL SURVEILLANCE

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2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS: IGP TRAINS PILOTS, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE OFFICERS FOR SEAMLESS AERIAL SURVEILLANCE

– Holds Colloquy with Police Mobile Force Leadership, Squadron Commanders on Election Security Management

IGP TRAINS PILOTS

As part of the build up towards ensuring concrete security arrangements for the nation, particularly as the 2023 General Elections approach, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, has approved the training of the first batch of Bell 412EP B1.3 Type-Training Course for Police Airwing Aircraft Maintenance Engineers comprising seventeen (17) officers, whose training is expected to improve the technical expertise of the Aircraft Maintenance Unit of the Police Airwing and prevent operational mishaps during aerial surveillance operations.

Similarly, the IGP has approved the training of more Pilots on Cessna Citation, the training and maintenance of a fully operational Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) squad, training of more Engineers on both Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing, as well as training for other auxiliary aviation staff to streamline operational inadequacies, improve human resourcefulness and ensure enhanced operational efficiency and cohesive operations. The trainings, which were run simultaneously, in partnership with foreign experts, came to an end on Friday 30th September, 2022, with presentation of certificates of participation to the trainees by the Inspector-General of Police at the FHQ, Abuja.

 

 

In the same vein, the IGP has recently met with the leadership of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Squadron Commanders at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, where he appraised the internal security situation of the country and unraveled the possible ways of positioning the Nigeria Police Force for effective service delivery through strategic restructuring. The IGP noted that the PMF, under his leadership and command would be adequately restructured, equipped, with effective  trainings, to align with its age-long tradition of basic unit concept and unit deployment.

The IGP reiterated the importance of proper election security management for the upcoming 2023 General Elections. He further challenged the Squadron Commanders to provide adequate security in their respective Areas of Responsibility, to support the conventional police not only during the general elections, but in ensuring and reassuring members of the public of their safety before, during, and after the elections.

 

 

 

 

The Inspector-General of Police further asserted that the present leadership of the Nigeria Police Force will continually embark on training and retraining of its officers to reposition the Police and invariably improve the general security of Nigeria even as the NPF attains its primacy in maintenance of law and order.

CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI, mnipr, mipra,
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FORCE HEADQUARTERS
ABUJA

2nd October, 2022

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NIGERIA POLICE FORCE MUST AVERT A BREAKDOWN OF LAW AND ORDER IN LAGOS STATE

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NIGERIA POLICE FORCE MUST AVERT A BREAKDOWN OF LAW AND ORDER IN LAGOS STATE

NIGERIA POLICE

The attention of the Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM) has been drawn to a press release issued today 30th September 2022 and signed by one, DG NCFront – 3rd Force Movement, whereby he threatened to instigate and disobey the laws of the land in disrupting the peace and tranquility of the good people of Lagos State and undermining national security by publicly affirming that he and his group are going to hold a rally tomorrow 1st October 2022 at the Lekki tollgate in defiance of a validly issued Lagos division of the federal high court order, barring the convergence of the rally at the Lekki tollgate on October 1st 2022 as planned.

According to the author of the press release, he threatened that in the event that the organizers of the rally of which his organization is a member “Are not allowed the use of the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos,…………. that they would not be able to stop themselves from making use of venues like the Lekki tollgate”, among others for convergence in the face of a subsisting valid court order.

 

 

It would recalled on Wednesday 28th September 2022, a Lagos division of the federal high court, issued an order restraining the organizers of the rally from converging at the Lekki tollgate on 1st October 2022 based on a suit filed by some concerned Lagosians to stop the rally from holding at the said venue and the prayer was granted by the court order to that effect.

Therefore, as a law abiding organization, it is our conviction that our society can only prosper and our democracy deepened, when persons, groups and institutions comply with the rule of law which a court order signifies.

 

 

 

Whether the organizers are allowed the use of the National Stadium Surulere or not for the proposed rally of October 1 2022, is the prerogative of the managers of the facility who must have a procedure in place for the use of it’s facility and it’s not our responsibility or right to query them on how or the process adopted in granting permission or denying it to those who apply.

Tragically, we recall with pain and sadness the monumental destruction of private and public properties, burning of police stations and formations, looting and stealing of arms and ammunition, setting free detained criminal suspects in custody and custodial centres and the maiming, killing and cannibalism of civilians and security personnel which characterized the 2020 EndSARS protest of insurrection, which this October 1 2022 rally organizers have decided to traumatically remind us of by this threat to defy a court order and converge at the Lekki tollgate tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

Thus, as a responsible organization, we are hereby calling on the Nigeria police Lagos State command and the Inspector General of police who were specifically directed by the court to enforce it’s order, to ensure that the law is complied with absolutely.

Based on this threat to public safety and national security by the rally organizers, we want it placed on record that the leaders of the 3rd Force Movement and the DG NCFront, must be held liable for contempt of court if they defy the court order tomorrow by converging at the Lekki tollgate and for any breakdown of law and order and it’s attendant consequences.

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NIGERIA INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION: IGP DEPLOYS OFFICERS, ASSURES OF SECURITY

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NIGERIA INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION: IGP DEPLOYS OFFICERS, ASSURES OF SECURITY

• Calls for Cooperation, Tolerance amongst Nigerians

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NIGERIA INDEPENDENCE

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has directed the deployment of adequate personnel to provide protection for citizens, critical national infrastructures, and ensure the success of all activities lined-up for the country’s 62nd Independence Anniversary scheduled for Saturday 1st October, 2022 all around the nation, and prevent any untoward situation throughout the period of the celebration and beyond.

 

Meanwhile, Strategic Police Managers comprising Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police in all the Zonal and State Commands and the FCT have been directed to ensure high visibility and confidence boosting patrols around the venues of the celebrations, residential areas and other public places to prevent infiltration by hostile elements and ensure a peaceful celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The IGP, while congratulating His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Nigerians at large, on the occasion of the 62nd Independence Anniversary celebration, pledged the unalloyed loyalty and dedication of the NPF to safeguard the sovereignty of the country as well as its unflinching commitment to combating crimes and criminality in the country and ensuring the safety of the citizenry.

 

 

The Inspector-General of Police therefore enjoined citizens to cooperate unflinchingly with officers of the Nigeria Police Force and o0ther security agencies, for improved security management at various public gatherings during the Independence celebration. The IGP similarly urged all citizens to imbibe the spirit of tolerance amongst each other which is vital in a multi-cultural society like Nigeria.

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