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Insecurity: We have to do something extra to change the narrative, says acting IGP

Acting Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba has stated that security agencies have to do things differently to tackle the country’s security challenges.

This was stated on Wednesday by the new acting IGP when he visited the Chief of army staff, Ibrahim Attahiru.

He said the security situation in the country at present is dicey, hence the need for the security agencies to do “something extra”.

He promised to ensure enhanced synergy between the police and the army in a bid to effectively address the prevailing security challenges confronting the country.

The IGP said though the police is the lead agency in the maintenance of internal security, the current circumstances require the support of the military.

“I need to come here and pledge my unalloyed support, cooperation, collaboration and synergy with the military, to enable us provide the required environment for citizens of this country to go about their lawful businesses,” Baba said.

“The security environment is very dicey, as we came in at a period when we have to do something extra, that is different from what our colleagues have been doing, and change the narrative.”

Attahiru, on his part, assured Baba that the Nigerian army will continue to cooperate with the police to provide the needed security.

While commending the efforts of the police in the fight against insecurity, he expressed confidence that IGP will restore the confidence of the populace in the force to protect them.

“I want to assure you that the Nigerian army, under my leadership, will continue to synergise and support the Nigerian police to build appropriate capacities, so as to collectively secure the nation,’’ Attahiru added

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