By Boluwatife Ezekiel Olaleye
Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has told newly recruited police constables that they would be posted to their states of origin.
Idris also revealed that they would also be deployed to their local government areas.
This is contained in his message to the new recruits at the police college in Minna, the Niger State capital
The IGP, who was represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Finance and administration Alhaji Shuaibu Lawal, said the new posting policy was to give vent to the new “community policing policy”.
The IGP also disclosed that 956 specialists drawn from the 10,000 approved for the force had passed out as cadet ASPS and Inspectors, while 767 other cadet ASPs and 666 cadet inspectors were being trained and would pass out in December.
He advised officers and men of the force to always deliver their duties with diligence and fear of God.
“The protection of lives and property of the citizenry, enforcement of all laws and regulations and prevention of crimes lie squarely on police shoulders”, he said.
“The police cannot afford to disappoint the populace by allowing crime and criminality to thrive in the country. You must therefore put in your utmost best to maintain law and order at all times.”
Niger Deputy governor, Mohammad Ketso who represented Governor Sani Bello challenged the police force to “look inwards and think of how to confront the new forms of crimes and criminality that pervades our society”.
Ketso congratulated the new policemen and urged them to serve with “due determination and dedication to service so that you can contribute your quota to the peace efforts of the government.”