For over 120 minutes, Nigerian senators overwhelmed Acting Inspector- General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu with questions at the hallowed chamber.
During the session, IGP Adamu revealed that the issues the Police Force is battling with are mainly shortage of funds, equipment and inadequate personnel that are needed to do an effective job.
According to him, if all these were addressed, insecurity in Nigeria would be a thing of the past.
His words, “We discussed the issue of insecurity within the country and we have expanded a lot of strategies that we put in place that is working.
“And we have reviewed the strategies in order to mitigate some of the challenges that emerge, again, they have appreciated what we presented and also they gave suggestions on how to enhance the strategy that we are deploying.
“They have agree to support us in every aspect, every area that we need in order to do our job to make the country safe. “Policing is dynamic and you cannot give ultimatum to deal with a crime.
“The number of personnel we have can never be enough and the government is doing its best and every year, we are recruiting more policemen.
“This year we have about 10,000 again to recruit. At least the number is growing. Very soon we will meet up with the required number that is needed for us to deploy to fight crime very effectively.”
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