The Nigeria Police Force has vowed to beat its personnel into line in its reform programmes aimed at regaining the confidence of Nigerians.
The vow was made on Friday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, on the Twitter handle of the Force, @PoliceNG.
Mbah stressed that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, was committed to the “all encompassing” reform programme and would lead by example.
He called on Nigerian to be patient and give their support.
Mba disclosed that the welfare situation of the police was nothing to write home about, but assured that adequate adjustment would be made.
His tweet reads: “What we are doing to restore confidence is doing the right things and as well beat our personnel into the line. It takes two to tango, so we need the people. The current IGP is poised at leading by example as he reforms the Police.”
“I will be taking PR to a point of absurdity if I say all is well as regards police welfare, but I’m assuring Nigerians that the present IGP is committed to this all encompassing reforms ongoing in the Nigeria Police Force. We appeal to Nigerians to be patient,” another tweet reads.
It would be recalled that Adamu has pledged to carry out some changes in the Force to improve the performances of its personnel.
Among other steps, he has disbanded the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, as part of the bid to reform the Force.
FSARS was constituted by the immediate past Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, following several complaints of anomalies against the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS.
As against the former situation, the Commissioners of Police in the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory are now in command and control of the SARS units in their commands.
The Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, FCIID, is in charge of the SARS unit at the Force Headquarters.
The Acting Inspector General of Police made the announcement on Monday when he met with Command Commissioners of Police and other senior officers of the Force.
He also disbanded the Special Investigation Panel, SIP, Special Tactical Squad, STS, and other quasi-investigation and operation units of the force.
According to him, the DIG FCIID would take over and review all the cases the different units were handling.
He also disclosed that a comprehensive reorganisation of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counterterrorism Unit and Special Protection Unit (SPU) would soon take place.