The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the immediate reform of the IGP Monitoring Unit and the disbandment of all its satellite offices across the country.
Baba issued the order while unveiling a new policing vision and crime fighting strategies for the Nigeria Police Force, at the inaugural conference with Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police, Commissioners of Police and other Heads of Police Formations in the country.
The IGP said the disbandment was part of the Force re-organizational plans to ensure that its units operate only in the context of their original mandates and remain human rights compliant, humane and people-driven.
At the meeting which held at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, on Thursday, the IGP highlighted the new policing vision to include the deployment of cutting-edge policing technology and integrating intelligence-led policing practices to core policing functions, with a view to strengthening Police capacity to stabilise the internal security order and restore public confidence in the Force.
He said: “ The new policing vision equally seeks to, among other things, give full effect to the concept of community policing and deliver quality Police service that will be guided by the principles of public accountability and conformity to the rule of law. It will also embrace the social content of policing in which Police officers see themselves as compassionate servants and helpers of the citizens. ”
The IGP stated further that the meeting with the Strategic Commanders was convened to discuss strategies to roll-back the unacceptable security tide occasioned by the increasing threat to internal security by terror elements, bandits, kidnappers, armed robbery syndicates and arms traffickers.
The Police Chief aslo reassured citizens that the Force under his leadership shall evolve a new policing culture where Police officers will uphold the rights of the people and work within professional standards.
He expressed confidence that in the shortest possible time, the new policing vision and operational strategies would return the Nation to the path of public safety, security and peace.