Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar, yesterday explained why he invited his predecessors (former Inspectors-General of Police) for a closed door consultation on national security.
The IGP had on Monday met with his predecessors in Abuja that comprised Mr. Sunday Adewusi, Muhammadu Gambo Jimeta, Hafiz Ringim, Sunday Ehindero, Ibrahim Commasie, Aliyu Atta and Ogbonna Onovo behind close door.
Abubakar told the Hausa Service of Voice of America (VOA) that meeting them was of great significance, and will help towards reviving police services in the country, saying: “They came and we met, and extensively discussed issues bothering on national security. We discussed the problems we are facing, and how to go about containing them. As experienced people who have held this stable before they talked and we reached agreement on how to go about it. They gave us the best of what they have in store and we are going to use them based on their relevance in the situation we are facing today. They gave us many recommendations and we will use them based on their merits.”
On the formation of old IGPs parley with the current IGP, Abubakar said: “The parley has been there for long, but mainly as advisory body on several challenges the force is facing and how to enhance policing. They are doing that to any serving IGP for overall security and protection of lives and property in the country.”
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