– The IGP, Adamu Mohammed yesterday appeared before the Senate where he disclosed the challenges facing the Nigerian Police
– He listed lack of funds, equipment, and personnel as the major problems
The Nigerian Senate last week summoned the Inspector General of Police IGP, Adamu Mohammed to appear before it this week following the increase in rate of banditry, killings and other crimes in the country.
Well, the report made it known that the IGP Adamu Mohammed yesterday appeared before the Senate in a two-hour closed meeting session.
According to the report, the IGP disclosed the major challenges facing the Nigerian Police which include shortage of fund, equipment, and personnel.
The IGP made it known that if these challenges are met then the problem of insecurity in the country would be nipped in the bud.
Following the closed door meeting at the chambers, the IGP spoke to the press where he disclosed that the Senate agreed to support the police in every areas to do their job
The IGP said: “We discussed the issue of insecurity within the country and we have expanded a lot of strategies that we put in place that is working.
“And we have reviewed the strategies in order to mitigate some of the challenges that emerge, again, they have appreciated what we presented and also they gave suggestions on how to enhance the strategy that we are deploying.
“They have agree to support us in every aspect, every area that we need in order to do our job to make the country safe.
“Policing is dynamic and you cannot give ultimatum to deal with a crime.
“The number of personnel we have can never be enough and the government is doing its best and every year, we are recruiting more policemen.
“This year we have about 10,000 again to recruit.”