Birnin Kebbi - The Inspector-General of
Police (I-G), Mr Solomon Arase, has pledged to improve the welfare of policemen
to enhance their performance.
Arase made the pledge in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday during his
nationwide tour of police commands across the country.
He said that efforts would be intensified to ensure that
crime rate remained low.
The I-G warned police officers and men against corruption
and misuse of fire arms.
"You should also respect the human rights of people and
engage non-state actors on security issues as they are veritable source of
information", he advised.
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Arase stated that the police, in conjunction with the United
Nations Habitat unit, would ensure that policemen benefited from the proposed
25,000 housing programme.
"This is part of long term plans to provide housing for men and officers
of the force so that they will have a place to live in before and after
"We are also committed to the welfare of the children
of our officers and men as a scholarship scheme would be provided for children
of policemen to cushion the effect of hardship and brighten their future",
He charged policemen to rededicate themselves to their
duties by shunning corruption and called on citizens to be security-conscious
by reporting suspicious movements to police.
The Commissioner of Police in Kebbi, Yakubu Jibril, assured
Arase that the command would ensure that crime rate remained low in the state.
He pledged to sustain and improve on the existing peace in