Inspector General of Police, South-West governors, others meet in Ibadan over Insecurity
Written by Taiwo Adediran on September 2, 2019
In search of a lasting solution to the security challenges facing the Southwest states, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state will today host the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed A. Adamu, service chiefs and five other governors of the Southwest states in Ibadan.
The meeting tagged Southwest Geopolitical Zone Security Summit is convened by the Inspector-General of Police to unveil his security agenda for the region and to discuss issues and strategies to be adopted in addressing the security challenges in the geopolitical zone.
According to a statement signed by the Special Assistant on Print Media to the Oyo State Governor, Mr Moses Alao, the meeting, which will be held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, is expected to also have in attendance foremost royal fathers, elder statesmen, leaders of socio-cultural groups and other key stakeholders in the Southwest zone.
The event is coming up few days to the unveiling of new security architecture for Oyo State by Governor Makinde and on the heels of a similar security summit held in June by Governors of the Southwest through the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, DAWN Commission.
Inspector-General of police says Chibok girls’ protests constitute a security threat
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 8, 2016
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has said that the protests by the #BringBackOurGirls coalition constitute a security threat to public peace and order. Idris said the Chibok girls’ campaigners must understand that in the exercise of their rights, they must not trample on other peoples’ rights through over-dramatization of emotions, self-serving propaganda and disrespect of public office holders.
Idris said this on Wednesday when the National President of the National Council of Women Societies, Gloria Shoda, and other executives members visited him at the Force headquarters, Abuja. The IG sympathized with the parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, noting that the government had invested huge resources to ensure that they were rescued and re-united with their families.
Inspector General of Police bans illegal mobile phone search by policemen
Written by Taiwo Adediran on January 5, 2016
The Inspector-general of police, Solomon Arase has banned officers of the Nigerian police force have from illegally accessing mobile phones of citizens. In a circular issued by the IGP yesterday, the IGP mandated the police officers to protect right of private and family lives.
Abayomi Shogunle, the Officer in Charge of Complaint Response Unit of the force urged members of the public to contact the unit’s twitter handle @PoliceNG_CRU to report any disobedience to this order by police officers.
Report says officers of the Nigerian police force in recent times have been engaging in illegal searching of citizens’ mobile phones even after the citizens have properly identified themselves.