IGP Baba urged officers and men to employ an intelligence mechanism to tackle problem of kidnapping.Adunni Adetola
IGP Baba urged officers and men to employ an intelligence mechanism to tackle problem of kidnapping.
The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has urged officers and men of the Nigeria Police to embark on intelligence gathering to address the problem of kidnapping in Nigeria.
Baba gave the charge on Wednesday 29th of September, 2021 at an interactive session with the officers during his official visit to the Police Command in Ibadan, Oyo State.
He said the problem of kidnapping in Nigeria cannot be solved unless officers and men of the force embark on intelligence gathering.
He said nothing could be achieved without better intelligence gathering, adding that it was better to chase and look for kidnappers before they carry out their operations.
My point of reference in my agenda of policing is to employ an “intelligence mechanism,” Baba said.
He called on the officers to sustain investigations whenever a kidnapped victim was rescued, adding that better information could be obtained from the rescued victim and would lead to the arrest of the kidnappers.
Baba also urged his personnel to regard other security agencies as partners in progress toward ensuring the protection of lives and property of the citizenry.
He said synergy and cooperation with other security agencies would help in curbing the activities of men of the underworld since everyone that has a role to play in crime-fighting needed to be supported.
“They will support you, you will support them; if we are working in synergy, we will be able to stamp out crimes, rather than working across purposes,” the Police boss stated.