Usman Baba, inspector-general of police (IGP), says security operatives are working hard to improve their efforts to address insecurity.
Baba, who was represented by Danmallam Mohammed, deputy inspector-general of police (DIG) in charge of training and development, said this at the graduation ceremony of the tactical leadership and command course (TLCC) of the Police Staff College in Jos.
According to NAN, he said the police force is working hard to restore peace to all parts of the country, and collaborating with other security agencies to fight insecurity.
“We are working hard to make sure that peace and tranquility is restored to all crisis areas in Nigeria,” he said.
“Security is everybody’s business; we cannot do it alone, so we are doing our best to reach out and ensure inter-agency cooperation with other security agencies especially the military.
“By the special power of God Almighty, and support of Nigerians, we are going to defeat insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and all other forms of insecurity in this country.”
The IGP promised to make training one of the key components of his administration, as it will ensure proper management of security in the country.
Admonishing the participants, Baba described the #EndSARS protest as unfortunate, and urged officers to regularly review their human rights posture as they carry their duties as tactical commanders.
“On the other hand, you must be fast in distinguishing between subversive activities engineered by outlawed organisations and common crimes, to enable you apply the necessary force in the defence of your lives and government property,” he said.
“I am happy that your course consisted of lessons in community policing and technical aids in policing. The two are the in-thing in modern policing.
“Embrace them and ensure the knowledge trickles down to your subordinates to make your job easier.”