Security agencies winning the war against banditry – IGP

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, says Nigeria’s security agencies are making headway in the fight against banditry. He made the comment on Wednesday when he visited the Kwara Police Command in Ilorin.

“The police is not fighting alone,” the police chief explained. “All other security agencies, in synergy, are fighting the bandits, including the military, which is leading the war and we’re winning.”

According to the IGP, President Muhammadu Buhari has given approval for the recruitment of more police officers to boost the fight against crime in the country. “The president has given approval for us to employ 10,000 [police personnel] every year for six years.

We have started but we have not done so for 2020. So, we are doing [recruiting] for 2020 and 2021 between now and 2021 [year end]. Their training is for six months. “So, we are expecting to increase our strength by 20,000, latest by the end of 2022,” he added.

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