IGP appears before lawmakers over national security, as Senate promises increased funding for the police
Written by Morenike Adebayo on May 8, 2019
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, has appeared before the Senate following his invitation by the upper chamber. The lawmakers had invited him to brief at Plenary on the security situation in the country particularly what the police is doing to address the rampant kidnappings and banditry across the country.
In response to their questions, the IGP promised to address areas that has to do with the discipline of officers especially those that have been found wanting. He promised to strengthen efforts to improve the security particularly on the Abuja-Kaduna axis; and also utilize technology and enhanced intelligence techniques.
The Senate afterwards pledged to give adequate budgetary support required by the Nigeria Police to enable them to tackle the increasing security challenges nationwide.
The resolution of the Senate inviting the I-G followed the killing of Faye Mooney, an official of Mercy Corps Nigeria, and Matthew Oguche, her partner, at the Kajuru Castle in Kaduna State.