By Augustine Ehikioya
In line with his commitment to hitch free operations and Personnel’s welfare, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has directed the allocation of 253 newly procured operational and emergency vehicles for Police formations across Zonal and State Commands, Nationwide.
He has also ordered the immediate distribution of additional batches of uniforms, kits, accoutrements and body armours for Police personnel, especially Inspectors and other ranks with effect from 24th March, 2022.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Thursday by the Ag. Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
It said “The IGP directed that the distributed items must get to every member of the Inspectorate cadre and other ranks of the Force in furtherance of the Force Management’s zeal to boost the welfare of Police personnel and improve their condition of service.
“The vehicles, which are to be allocated to commands and formations, include 110 Land Cruiser Buffalo Trucks, 33 IVM Carrier Pick Up Trucks, 37 Mikano Pick Up Trucks, 20 Nord Max Pick Up Trucks, 18 Mikano Lorry Trucks, 5 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs), 3 Toyota Hiaice Ambulance Vehicles, 1 Toyota Armoured Coaster Bus, amongst others.
“Emphatically, the Inspector-General of Police assured of his administration’s commitment to sustaining the regular issuance of uniforms to Police personnel, as well as his readiness to continually provide the needful and upgrade the operational capability of the Force at all levels in order to completely stamp out crimes and criminality in the country,” it stated.