- The IGP says his men have achieved a lot in the area of security
- Amotekun should not be allowed to carry guns
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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has said that the Nigeria Police Force performed very well in 2019/2020.
Adamu recalled that when he assumed office, there were many insecurity issues related to banditry and kidnappings, especially along the Abuja-Kaduna road, a challenge which, according to him, has been taken care of by his men.
The IGP said: “Apart from the insurgency that is being successfully dealt with in the northeast, there were issues in the northcentral in terms of farmers-herders conflicts and even kidnappings.
“We restrategized, created an operation, Puff Adder. We retrained our Special Forces, we identified police officers that have been in the theatre of operations in the northeast before they went and came back.
“We retrained them and sent them to the field. So we were able to succeed in bringing down to a very low level of kidnapping and banditry.”
The IGP also took a swipe at Amotekun and other security outfits, saying that the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria indicates that there should be only one Police Force.
In his words, “any other organisation or any other arrangements that deal with prevention of crimes, passing information, creating of intelligence is just supporting the activities of the Nigeria Police”.
IGP Adamu, however, opined that other security outfits set up to assist the police, should not carry arms in order to avoid indiscriminate killings.