IGP deploys police unit to monitor officers on road tasks

Police Inspector General Usman Alkali has deployed the IGP Monitoring Unit and X-Squad to monitor the activities of officers patrolling the roads during the Holy Week celebrations. A statement by police spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi on Friday said the move is to ensure respect for citizens’ rights and operational compliance with the Police’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Rules of Engagement (RoE). the force. The IGP also directed all state Police Commissioners (CPs) and their supervising Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to ensure the proper deployment of police personnel and operational assets in areas of security concern within their respective areas of responsibility. (AoR). According to the statement, the Complaints Response Unit and the Public Complaints Bureau are also tasked with responding quickly to complaints received from the general public. The Force’s move comes on the heels of complaints by Nigerians about extortion and harassment by police officers, especially at checkpoints. Some of the excesses of police officers, particularly members of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), led to mass protest in 2020 by Nigerians, particularly youth, demanding an end to the rogue squad and police brutality. This action led to the scrapping of the unit by the then IGP, Mohammed Adamu. Read the full statement: PRESS RELEASE EASTER CELEBRATIONS 2022: IGP CONGRATULATES WITH THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY OF NIGERIA • Orders the Strategic Commanders to Guarantee the Security of the Public Space 24 Hours The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, in his determination to ensure crime-free Holy Week celebrations, has ordered intensive security patrols in all public spaces and critical national assets. Specifically, all state police commissioners (CPs) and their deputy inspectors general of police (AIGs) have been directed to ensure the proper deployment of police personnel and operational assets in areas of security concern within their respective areas of responsibility ( AoR). . ALSO READ: President Buhari preaches love in Easter message The IGP also mandated that supervisory officers must ensure that high-visibility, proactive and trustworthy patrols are carried out along highways, motor parks, train stations, airports, houses of worship, recreational centers, banks and other financial institutions while appropriate measures are taken. provide a peaceful, crime-free and conducive environment for religious, cultural and other socio-economic activities to flourish. In addition, Police Commissioners and their supervising AIGs have been directed to ensure adequate supervision of the men assigned to these duties. They must be professional and courteous with law-abiding citizens, but firm and ruthless with criminal elements who want to take advantage of the festive period to perpetrate their ungodly acts. In this regard, the IGP Monitoring Unit and X-Squad have been given marching orders to monitor and surveil the activities of police officers patrolling the roads to ensure respect for the rights of citizens and operational compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Rules of Engagement (RoE) of the Force; the Complaints Response Unit, opposite the Office of Public Complaints, has also been tasked with responding quickly to complaints received from the general public. While congratulating Nigerians, and the Christian community in particular, on the commemoration of the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the IGP thanks the public for their support and asks them to continue to cooperate with the Nigerian police and other security forces. security. agencies by providing timely information that would help in the prevention and detection of crime. CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI, mnipr, mipra aug PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER OF THE FORCE, HEADQUARTERS OF THE FORCE, ABUJA Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; IGP deploys police unit to monitor officers on road tasks