Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun has commended the consistent decrease in crime rates during the “Ember months” while assuring voters in the upcoming governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States of enhanced security measures.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Egbetokun made these remarks during a meeting with Strategic Police Managers, including Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, to review the security situation and discuss key security matters.
He praised the dedication of police personnel and the unwavering support from both the government and the public, highlighting their role in reducing crime rates across the nation. Egbetokun also acknowledged the importance of collaboration among stakeholders in achieving positive anti-crime outcomes.
Regarding the upcoming elections, the IGP assured the citizens of necessary deployments and security measures to ensure a safe environment for voters, emphasizing the commitment to democratic norms and peaceful, free, and fair elections.
Egbetokun urged all stakeholders to cooperate with the police efforts to maintain safety and security before, during, and after the election periods, emphasizing the significance of effective policing and public vigilance for a peaceful Nigeria.
Furthermore, the IGP discussed various initiatives, including the establishment of a Special Intervention Squad, technological advancements in law enforcement, and efforts to combat cybercrime and protect educational institutions. He also highlighted the importance of gender inclusivity and welfare improvements for police officers.
Egbetokun stressed the need for discipline within the force and measures to improve accountability and transparency. He also announced plans for a comprehensive reorientation program to enhance the professionalism and conduct of police officers.
In conclusion, Egbetokun expressed optimism about the decline in the general crime rate and the continued efforts to adopt modern policing strategies, uphold professionalism, and ensure the safety and security of the nation. He thanked all stakeholders for their support in achieving these goals.