2019: IGP Ibrahim Idris Warns Politicians Against Arming Of Thugs
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has warned politicians against the use of firearms and arming of political thugs in the build up to the 2019 general elections.
Idris stated this on Wednesday at the official handover of 150 operational vehicles to the police by Dangote Foundation.
The police boss, in his address, warned that anybody, no matter how highly placed, found to be involved in any of the illegal activities would be arrested and prosecuted, in accordance with laws of the land.
On approaches to tackle the killings across the country, the IGP said: “The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has mandated me to redouble the police crime prevention and detection strategies, to ensure that the situation is brought under control.”
The IGP explained that efforts of the police in crime prevention are already yielding the desired results.
“In that regard and in compliance with the directive of Mr. President, the commissioners of police of the states and their supervisory Assistant Inspector-Generals of Police have been directed to ensure an immediate end to the challenges. This is by deployment full police crime fighting arsenal at their disposal.”