Why we have many Police checkpoints in South-East —Adamu

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has revealed why there are many checkpoints in the South-East .

IG, during his monthly conference with senior Police officers, told journalists that the checkpoints were meant to address the security challenge in the region, noting that they would not be dismantled.

“The checkpoints were based on the security assessment in the zone, and they would not be removed, for now,” he explained.

Speaking on the Police preparations for the Yuletide, Adamu directed all command Commissioners of Police and Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to ensure that their areas are properly policed.

The Police boss further revealed that the Force had acquired more patrol vehicles, electronic surveillance and civil disorder management vehicles, adding that it had also completed the National Command and Control Centre, as well as the first phase of the Nigeria Police Crime and Incident Database Centre.

The IG said he planned to improve the capacity and efficiency of the Police in 2020, by investing in policing technologies, intelligence, investigation and prosecution, as well as crime prevention and control.

“The agenda of the Force in the forthcoming year will also focus on boosting our operational capacity and enhancing our logistics and operational base through a well thought-out re-equipment plan that will lead to the acquisition of more operational assets to support our special operations, bridge operational gaps and strengthen the safer highway and safer city initiatives across the country,” he added.

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