IGP M.D. Abubakar

Our Reformation Agenda

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar since assumption of office, has been working tirelessly to reposition the Nigerian Police and to restore public confidence in the Force.
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Credible intelligence reports at the disposal of the Nigeria Police indicate that terrorists have perfected plot to carry out attacks on the Abuja transport sector. The attacks which are intended to cause panic amongst Abuja residents and visitors alike are planned to be perpetrated through suicide bombings, or through the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) concealed in luggage, bags, cans, and other receptacles. The Police High Command therefore, while ordering FCT Commissioner of Police in particular and other CPs in adjoining States to beef-up security at major parks around Abuja and its environs, enjoins the general public, particularly those within and outside the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to be roundly vigilant and report any suspicious persons, objects, movements or activities to the Security Forces without delay.

Meanwhile, the Police Authorities enjoin citizens not to panic as the Security Forces are working round the clock to neutralize and effectively deal with the threat. 

As part of additional efforts at forestalling the attacks and strengthening security around the transport sector, the Police High Command has called on the management of Motor-parks to ensure that travelers and workers’ safety comes first. It charges them to constantly conduct regular and routine scanning of their environments while insisting on carrying out a thorough search on passengers and their bags as well as vehicles entering and leaving their parks. It also advises that such searches must have the active participation of the passengers involved and warns that any item or luggage unaccompanied by any passenger must be rejected outright and should not be allowed into the vehicle. Passengers are also enjoined to be on the lookout for any passenger, who might come in with luggage but will attempt to disembark without such luggage.

While operators of motor parks are strongly advised to discourage overnight parking of vehicles at motor parks, particularly by unknown persons, the Police authorities further advise motor park workers to reduce congestion at the parks by disallowing the indiscriminate parking of private cars, tricycles and motorcycles at the precincts of motor parks.

In addition the Police High Command advises that the general public in other places outside the motor parks should also monitor their environments as the terrorists may likely shift attention having known that their plots have been uncovered.

Meanwhile, the Police can be reached on the following hot lines: FCT Police Control Room - 07057337653, Force Intelligence Bureau Operations Room - 08139379245, 08075650624 and National Emergency Line -112.



Following discreet, sustained and painstaking investigation, Police Detectives attached to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (FSARS) Force CID Annex, Lagos, smashed a deadly armed robbery gang and arrested key members of the gang in addition to recovering seventeen (17) exotic cars and other exhibits, which they had stolen from different parts of the country. Also recovered from the gang were two (2) locally made single barrel pistols and assorted ammunition.

The Police commenced Investigations into the activities of this notorious gang, which specialized in the robbery of state of the art cars and selling same to unsuspecting members of the public, following a petition by one of their victims who complained that he was robbed of two vehicles and other valuables on the 27th of June, 2013 at his Ile-Ife home.

Consequently, the arrest of one Omoniyi Ajewole, a 28-year-old male from Ilesha and his evidence upon interrogation led to the arrest of other gang members namely: 20 years-old Oluseye Idowu Jacob, who is also from Ilesha in Osun state, Oluwadamilare Rasaki, Ajisafe Olawale, Ogunniyi Sunday, Tolani Babatunde aka Biggy, Abubakar Umar aka Barry, Odeyemi Itunnu aka Gomina and Ayodeji Olumudi.

While commending the Police detectives for their commitment, diligence and professionalism which led to the breakthrough and subsequent recovery of the stolen items, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc enjoined the citizens to continue to support the Police with relevant information, calling on all those who had lost their vehicles in the recent past to come forward with their proof of ownership so as to reclaim them.

Meanwhile, all the suspects connected with the crime will soon be arraigned before a competent court of law for criminal charges preferred against them.

Find attached list of recovered vehicles in Annexure ‘A’



·  Toyota Highlander Jeep Model 2008 with Reg. No.  GWA-489-BC,
·  One Toyota Matrix car Model 2007, Reg. No. RSH-196-DA and other personal    effects belonging to the said victim.
·  One Toyota RAV-4 Jeep with Reg. No. EPE-477-AC,
·  Two unregistered Toyota Highlander Jeeps,
·  Two unregistered Toyota Saloon Cars, 2012 model,
·  One unregistered Toyota Camry 2009 model,
·  One Toyota Avensis Saloon Car with Reg. No. EKY-989-AX,
·  One M/Benz E-Class 350 Series with Reg. No. LND-919-EC,
·  One Honda Accord Coupe with Reg. No. EKY-857-CH,
·  One Toyota Camry car with Reg. No. YEN-902-SY.
·  Others are one Toyota Highlander with Reg. No. GWA-489-BC,
·  One Toyota Camry with Reg. No. AKD-882-AC,
·  One unregistered Sienna Bus and
·  One unregistered Toyota RAV-4 2009 model.


Concerned by the incessant terror attacks, herdsmen/farmers clashes in some parts of the country as well as other forms of crimes and criminality – kidnappings, abductions trans-border banditry, proliferation of arms and ammunition – taking place in the country, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc convened an emergency meeting with the top echelon of the Police Force, today July 3rd, 2014 at the Force Headquarters Abuja to appraise the overall security situation and the way forward.

While urging the Zonal AIGs and the Command CPs to evolve new intelligence gathering and crime-fighting techniques and methodologies customized to suit their respective local challenges, the IGP charged the senior officers to improve on their surveillance network and high police visibility across the country and to commence early preparations for the 2015 general elections by conducting adequate threat analysis and intensifying capacity building for electoral policing best practices.

The IGP reminded the Police top brass of the immense trust and confidence reposed in them by the public and charged them to bring their professionalism, skills and experience to bear in the discharge of this onerous but statutory mandate of solving crimes, maintaining law and order, protecting lives and property and ridding the country free of terror, amongst others. The IGP reiterated that the country is passing through one of its most trying moments as a nation and therefore demands of its officers, utmost loyalty and commitment to duty.

The IGP assured the citizenry of the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies to their well being, noting  that the Forces will continually do their best possible towards eliminating all threats to internal security of the nation.


*Police exhibited exceptional professionalism, says IGP, Refutes allegations of partisanship

The Nigeria Police High Command has once again commended its personnel that participated in the policing of the just concluded Ekiti gubernatorial elections for their unparalleled professionalism displayed during the exercise. The Police Authorities believe that these virtues of selflessness and dedication to duty contributed in no small measure to the overall success of the widely acclaimed free and fair election.

The Police authorities particularly reject and view as unkind and misleading the caustic remarks made in a television interview by the spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who claimed that a particular political stalwart held a meeting on the eve of the election with a so called “Strike Force”, comprising the Army, the Police and DSS, and instructed them to protect the interest of their benefactor. The Force therefore, strongly refutes this improbable allegation and warns politicians to desist from promoting such deliberate falsehood.

While noting that at all times officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force only take lawful orders from their commanders, the Police High Command expresses gladness that at no stage of the election was any case of professional misconduct or partisanship reported against any Police officer, rather, the officers exhibited a high standard of discipline, fairness, civility and political neutrality all through the process, a conduct which Ekiti indigenes, election observers, the contestants and people of diverse socio-political leanings have attested to and applauded.

The Force therefore wishes to advise politicians and other stakeholders to respect the wishes freely and voluntarily expressed through the ballot in a rancor-free atmosphere by the people of Ekiti, adding that the Police Force is neither a political party nor affiliated to any such group and therefore should be left out of partisan politics to enable it freely discharge its mandate of protecting the integrity of the electoral process dispassionately.


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