The Ag. Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba has gone on a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Army headquarters to seek collaboration in tackling various security challenges in the country.
He said, “In the circumstances we are today, no single service can go it all alone. I came to pledge my unalloyed support to work with the military to enable us tackle kidnapping, banditry, secession and other security challenges.
“Nigerian Police will collaborate with the Nigerian Army and we are ready to do this in the area of training, joint operations and whatever is necessary to overcome these security threats.
“Crime and criminality are no longer something the Nigerian Police Force, or even the Nigerian Army alone can tackle without support even from members of the public. So we need synergy.
“I know the Nigerian Army is the next endangered species for criticism after the Nigerian Police if there is insecurity. So, we have to work together. There is room for improvement from us. If we join hands together, there is room for success.
“The Nigerian Police Force under my leadership will always work with you in whatever way that will make this country peaceful. We have to do something extra to change the narrative; something different from what has been going on in the past,” the IGP added.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, assured the Nigerian Police of Nigerian Army’s readiness to collaborate in the nation’s effort to confront the security challenges in the country.
He told the IGP: “Your appointment coming at this time when the country is grappling with a barrage of security challenges shows the confidence Mr. President and Commander-in-Chief has in your ability to deliver.
“I am therefore confident that you will, in the shortest possible time, restore confidence in the security landscape of the country.
“The Nigerian Army under my leadership will continue to synergize with the Nigerian Police force to ensure that peace and security of lives and property is achieved.”