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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*Receives strategic guidelines on counter-terrorism, other areas of policing from DFID

As part of comprehensive measures geared towards tackling emerging crimes, strengthening the criminal justice system and improving the capacity of officers in the area of technologies, new policing concepts and practices and effectively addressing the issues of insurgency confronting the nation especially in the North-Eastern part of the country, the Nigeria Police Force on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Force Headquarters, Abuja signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with US Department of States Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement.

The MoU was executed by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc and the US Ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle on behalf of the Nigeria Police Force and the US Government respectively. In his remarks, the Ambassador noted that the Police Force will benefit from the International Police Education and Training Programme run by the US authorities with funding from the US Department. He also noted that the training pact will help to improve and modernize police training in Nigeria and bring about a well trained Nigeria Police dedicated to the highest standards of ethical conduct, proficiency in law enforcement, support and build on efforts of Nigeria Police to implement a sustainable development.

In a related development, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc also received officials of the Department for International Development (DFID) at Abuja who did a formal presentation of strategic guidelines on counter-terrorism and eight other core areas of policing to the Nigeria Police Force which include counter-terrorism, integrated intelligence, community-policing, fleet management, human resource management, diversity, use of force, PR and media.

Speaking at the occasion, the IGP stated that the opportunity provided by the international Police education and training programme must be harnessed to increase the capabilities of the Nigeria Police particularly now that the country is battling the menace of terrorism and equally preparing for general elections in 2015. He restated his commitment to continue to drive reforms and strategic transformation of the Force in order to reposition the Force for better service delivery and enjoined all Police officers to key into the ongoing positive wind of change.

ACP FRANK MBA 
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, 
FORCE HEADQUARTERS,
ABUJA

Pic 1: IGP MD Abubakar making his remarks while the US Ambassador, His Excellency James F. Entwistle and the DIG in-charge of Training, DIG Atiku Kafur look on at the event.

Pic 2: US Ambassador, His Excellency James F. Entwistle exchanging the signed MoU with IGP MD Abubakar while the DIG in charge of Department of Training, DIG Atiku Kafur looks on.

Pic 3: The presentation of the Strategic Guidelines on Counter Terrorism to IGP MD Abubakar by DFID Representative, Bob Arnot.


*Stabs School Teacher to Death

A member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Assistant-Inspector Lasisi Kabir Iyanda, has been arrested and detained in Police custody over the brutal murder, on 27th June, 2014, of a 32-year-old Kamaldeen Muritala, an Islamic Religious Knowledge teacher attached to Titilope Islamic Comprehensive High School, Ejigbo, Osun State.

Preliminary enquiry by Police detectives from the Osun State Police Command, Osogbo reveals that the victim, Kamaldeen Muritala died at Baptist Hospital Ejigbo from complications arising from fatal stab wounds inflicted on his neck with a jack-knife by the NSCDC member during an argument close to the entrance of an examination hall where National Examination Council (NECO) examination was taking place.

Following the demise of the deceased Islamic teacher, students of the school attempted to raze down office structures belonging to the NSCDC as well as those of other government establishments in the area, but the timely intervention of the Police prevented further breakdown of law and order.

Meanwhile, the Police High Command has commended the officers and men of Osun State Police Command for their timely intervention which helped to rescue the 30-year-old suspect concerned as well as other property and whittle down what otherwise might have turned into a major catastrophe. The apex Police Authority however, enjoins citizens never to take laws into their own hands no matter the provocation, promising that justice would be served in this case.

ACP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FORCE HEADQUARTERS,
ABUJA.

Picture of the suspect, Assistant-Inspector Lasisi Kabir Iyanda.

Following the conclusion of tortuous legal and diplomatic processes between Nigeria and the Republic of Sudan, the co-mastermind of the Nyanya Motor Park bombing in which scores of citizens died and hundreds wounded, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche was Tuesday, 15th July, 2014 extradited to the country from Sudan where he had taken refuge. Aminu Ogwuche who was handed over to the Interpol Unit of the Nigeria Police Force by the Sudanese Authorities was flown into the country in a special flight from Khartoum which touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 3.00pm today.

It would be recalled that the terror fugitive who had long since been arrested in Sudan following an international red notice issued for his arrest by the Nigeria National Bureau of Interpol had not been repatriated to the country before now due to some necessary processes involved in transferring suspects from one country to another.

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc while commending the personnel of the Nigeria Police Interpol Unit for a job well done, noted that the successful repatriation of the terror fugitive to Nigeria shows that the global coalition against terrorism championed by Nigeria is beginning to yield the desired result.  

ACP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FORCE HEADQUARTERS,
ABUJA.




*Suspect says he is the “Chief-Butcher” of Balmo Forest

Following the massive onslaught by Security Forces on the activities of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, at the Balmo Forest Bauchi State, Police detectives attached to Bauchi State Police Command on Saturday, 12/7/2014 about 2pm have arrested one Mohammed Zakari, a male of 30 years old and senior member of the Boko Haram terrorists’ organization along Darazo-Basrika Road while fleeing from the intensive counter insurgency operations going on around the Balmo Forest. The suspect, who hails from Kaigamari Village, Daptchari in Darazo Local Government Area, Bauchi State is the self-styled “chief butcher” of the insurgent group at the Balmo Forest Camp and is linked with the recent slaughter of seven (7) people, including women and children. Findings as well as disclosures from the suspect will assist the Law enforcement agencies in tracking down some other members of the terror cell.

The suspect whom investigation reveals was tutored in the art of insurgency at Gombe Forest under the leadership of a fleeing insurgent, one Abba Taura and moved to Balmo Forest only three months ago, is discovered to have actively participated in the April attack against Customs officers at Kari Town, along Maiduguri Road, Bauchi State.

Meanwhile, the Police High Command has called on the citizens in the affected areas to be on guard for any suspicious or strange character fleeing from Balmo Forest.

It also calls for the understanding and support of the public for the efforts of the Police and other Security Forces in tackling insurgency, terrorism and other related crimes headlong, noting that although the war on terrorism is unrelenting, it is certainly not insurmountable and must be won with the cooperation of all.   

ACP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FORCE HEADQUARTERS,
ABUJA. 

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