TOP STORIES:IGP Egbetokun inaugurates Special Intervention Squad to enhance security.

IGP Kayode Egbetokun

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, on Monday presented the newly-inaugurated Special Intervention Squad (SIS) to enhance security across Nigeria.

IGP Egbetokun while presenting the SIS said that public safety is a collaborative endeavour and the enforcement of law and security of lives and property to place order in any society is no light task.

Egbetokun added that the forces of good are consistently being confronted by the forces of evil, under various guises but the Nigerian Police is undaunted.

“And as duty drum daily beats, we embrace our tasks with resilience, doing violence on behalf of the good people of our dear country, crushing crime,” he said.

“While we press on, we enjoin all and sundry to choose the path of peace and eschew violence, acknowledging the fact that public safety is a collaborative endeavour.”

Meanwhile, following the recent launch of the Special Intervention Squad (SIS) by the IGP as a significant stride towards fortifying the security landscape in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and through collaborative efforts with the Department of Force Intelligence – Intelligence Response Team (DFI-IRT), the FCT Command Anti-Violent Crimes Section, Anti-kidnapping Section and other State Commands, the Squad has successfully apprehended sixteen (16) notorious criminals and recovered significant arsenal of arms and ammunition including a general purpose machine gun (GPMG).

Amongst the suspects paraded on Saturday were the three (3) Bwari-based kidnappers-

Idris Ishaku, m, 27 years,

Bala Umar, m, 27 years,

and Dahiru Salisu, m, 27 years,

They have been responsible for series of armed robbery cases and kidnappings in the Bwari Local Government Area and other parts of the FCT.

Similarly, the combined team of operatives have arrested thirteen (13) suspects for various other crimes.

Amongst the achievements recorded is the foiling of another kidnap plot through technical intelligence resulting in the arrest of the above-named Bwari-based kidnappers, and weapons recovered from them.


Nigeria doesn’t have enough Security personnel to handle crimes, insurgency.

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume said Nigeria does not have enough security agencies and personnel to handle the security challenges of the country.

Ndume stated this in an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday.
He said, “Right now we don’t have enough security agencies or personnel to handle the security challenges.”


Shake-up in Police as IGP redeploys 54 ACPs to commands nationwide.

IGP Kayode Egbetokun

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun has ordered the posting of Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) to head the Intelligence Department of the Force at Zonal and State Commands level nationwide.

This is in furtherance of the upscaling of the intelligence department of the Police Force.
A statement released  by the Force Spokesperson , ACP Muyiwa Adejobi on Tuesday, said the posting is premised on the zeal of the IGP to improve and enhance the effectiveness of the Intelligence Department at every level of the Force as a panacea to addressing the crime rate in the country, in line with his vision statement.

“It will be recalled that the IGP on assumption of duty reactivated the Presidential approval to upgrade the Force Intelligence Bureau to the status of a Department with the appointment of DIG Habu Sanni, as the DIG in charge of the new Department of Force Intelligence.

“The IGP has, however, tasked the newly appointed Senior Officers to deploy all intelligence-based assets in combating crimes and criminality in their respective areas of responsibility.

“He has further charged them to entrench professionalism and apply their wealth of experience in the course of discharging their duties towards strengthening the already existing intelligence architecture of the Force. The posting is with immediate effect,” Adejobi said.


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