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Police to train 45,000 personnel nationwide

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The Acting Inspector- General of Police (IGP) while speaking at a stakeholders meeting on Friday in Port Harcourt revealed that the Police has concluded plans to train at least 45,000 police personnel across Nigeria.

IGP Mohammed Abubakar stated that the training which is part of the police service reform programme was necessary to equip police personnel with modern skills to enable them contain emerging security challenges in the country.

He said the training would be conducted in batches, with the first set of 20,000 policemen, to be followed by 15,000 and 10,000 personnel in the second and third batch, respectively.

Abubakar added that the training was meant to evolve a highly proficient and efficient police force that is people friendly.

The IG acknowledged that the police training institutions across the country were in bad shape, with the trainees sleeping on bare floor.

He noted that it was difficult under such deplorable condition, for the trainees to assimilate properly what they were being taught.

Abubakar pledged that the institutions would be transformed to meet up the challenges of modern police training.

On police performance, the IG said there was no basis to compare the performance of British police and Nigerian police, arguing that the policemen in Britain were better paid, motivated and equipped.

Abubakar said in spite of the inadequacies locally, the Nigerian police have always emerged the best in international peace-keeping missions, due to the available equipment at their disposal.

According to him, the era of police brutality and bailing suspects with money are gone, saying: “we are ready to work for Nigeria and Nigerians. The police are to serve the people and not the other way round,”

He commended Rivers State Police Community Relations Committee for its laudable activities which had helped to bridge communication gap between the police and the public.

Abubakar directed the state commissioner of police to embark on a tour of the state to parley with the ordinary people on security issues affecting their locality.

-NAN

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  1. S EMINLOYE M

    December 23, 2012 at 1:43 am

    I LOVE THIS IDEA GOD BLESS NPF

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

Police

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

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Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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