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IGP Egbetokun visits Bauchi, promises establishment of Special Intervention Squad

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By Ude Ogbonnaya Israel, Bauchi

As part of efforts to enhance strategies that address emerging security threats, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun has promised to establish a Special Intervention Squad (SIS) in Bauchi, along other states.

IGP Kayode made this promise Wednesday during his maiden visit to the state.

He told officers of the command that he want the lost glory of the Nigeria Police Force restored by strengthening the security architecture of the state and fostering a safer environment for all residents.

“We want you to wear this uniform and be proud that you are wearing your uniform; we will do everything possible to restore the past glory of the pilice; that is the kind of Police we want, and we will get there once we are able to do the right thing — Once you serve the people very well the way you are doing in Bauchi state”, the IGP said.

He added that such glory can only be attained through training adding that gaining the trust, respect and prayers of Nigerians thereby making them proud officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force.

The IGP who gave an illustration of the kind of policemen that should be produced under his watch said, “We want a police force that will be so well positioned to respond appropriately and adequately to the dynamics of crimes and criminalities in our community.

“We cannot have that police force without training; we won’t be professional if we are not trained.

“Therefore, the new police leadership is committed to training our police officers and men; from now on every police officer will be expected to undergo at least one week training within a year”, IGP Egbetokun said.

At Government House, Governor Bala Mohammed commended the IGP for his dedication and efforts towards maintaining law and order, noting that the visit marked a significant milestone.

He acknowledged the unique geographical position of Bauchi, sharing borders with seven states, and welcomed the IGP’s commitment to intensifying policing activities to secure the borders effectively.

Ealier in his welcome address, the Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Command Auwal Musa Muhammad highlighted the achievements of the command said and requested for drones to help them in achieving more feats.

“Part of our challenges is inadequate supply of technological/technical such as drones for scientific tracking location of criminal hideous in the forests, swampy and mountanous terrain; Sir, there is the need to make use of drones to upgrade our security architecture and operational assault”, CP Muhammad said.

The CP futher attributed the success story of peace in the state to the support of his Excellency, the executive governor of Bauchi state and synergy with other security agencies including the quasi security outfits

Highlight of the visit was the commissioning of an administrative block by the IGP and Governor Bala Mohammed which comprise seven offices and a conference hall, a standard quarter guard with two offices, an armoury, a 50-meter U-shaped road, and an industrial borehole for the Police Mobile Force Base 10 barracks in Bauchi donated by Tiamin Nigeria Limited

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