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#IGPIdris two years in office scorecard - Accolades?


A big shout out to all those that kept faith with Nigeria, while we celebrating that, let's take a quick look at the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris as he clocks two years in office on Friday, 22nd June.



Since his assumption in office, irrespective of the lefts, we must agree that more crimes have been exposed and tackled by his leadership, one of them we are still trying to decipher, and strongly hope the truth will be unveiled in total - Kwara Robbery.

With Inspector Idris on board, more people are bold to report not just crimes to the Police force but also report Police and other extended arms.

Personally I believe the sars would not be arrogant if the IGP was not dealing with them. That's by the way though.

So straight to point. As promised he:


1. Reposition the Force to be more accountable, responsive, responsible, reliable and highly mobile.
To achieve this, Idris and his management team fashioned out what they christened a Creed.

2. The successful conduct of peaceful and hitch-free elections in places like Edo, Ondo, Imo, Kogi, Rivers and Anambra States.

3. "To show transparency, the ₦114 million that was recovered from the INEC Staff was deposited in Federal Government Treasury as exhibit."

4. "Concerned about the endless crisis between herdsmen and farmers in some parts of the country, the IGP, in order to be part of the solution to the challenge, initiated the National Security Summit in partnership with LEADERSHIP Newspapers."

5. As part of his promise to ensure that police officers get the needed training for them to perform optimally, IGP Idris, within the past two years, organised over 50 training programmes for the men and officers of the Force within and outside the country. This has never been done in the history of the Force.


Some of the foreign programmes include AMISOM Media & Communications Training of Trainer course for AU-UN; Crime Scene and Kidnapping Management by the Carabinieri Corps in Italy; specialised course on Police Intelligence and Financial Investigation; ILEA Gaborone-Seeking Nominations for CVE-LAW Enforcement Techniques to Combat Terrorism, and many others. He also reactivated the Police Training Colleges across the country that were neglected and made moribund over the years. They are now in good condition.

6. Eighty-Nine Police Area Commands in the 37 Police State Commands were created to ease the concept of Community Policing in Nigeria. Most, we can see here in Lagos with their yellow and blue uniforms - you can call them the "Bicycle Street Police".

7. On his watch, over 4,959 senior police officers from the rank of Inspector to DIG, were promoted since the past two years, meaning  95,570 rank and file were promoted and few days ago, 3,625 police officers were newly promoted, making it a 104, 154 officers and men of the force promoted within the last two years.

8. The reign of terror by notorious criminals like Henry Chibueze aka ‘Vampire’ was brought to an end on March 2, 2017, after a gun battle and Eight victims in his captivity were rescued while six members of his gang were arrested.

9. Evans, the popular billionaire kidnapper, was also picked up during the period under review, this lead to the eye opening and arrest of over one hundred kidnappers who kidnapped high profile Nigerians, especially in the Abuja-Kaduna highway.

10. The fight against cultism was also intensified in the last two years, leading to arrest of many cultists while many others, discovering that the environment was dangerous for their operation, renounced their membership.

For example, 68 cultists recently renounced their membership in Kogi State and abandoned crime.



11. As part of efforts by the police to end the recent upsurge in crisis, armed robbery, cattle rustling and endless killings in some states of the country, the IGP redeployed special forces to Kafanchan, Abuja-Kaduna highway, Osun, Benue, Abia, Maiduguri, Taraba, Zamfara, Birnin Gwari and many others.





Credit assist: Muhammed Baba Busu of Leadership. 

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