The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mr. Alkali Baba Usman, the Nigerian police Force was taking delivery of riot equipment and other tools from the Police Trust Fund.
He revealed this prior to him cautioning the Lagos State Police Command not to allow themselves or their stations to be overrun again during his familiarisation visit to the Lagos State Police Command.
“The service can no longer tolerate acts of indiscipline which are not known to us. We must do the needful to be able to carry on with our job.
“We have a duty to perform and this is the duty of crime prevention and control, maintenance of law and order.
“While we do that as professionals in the business of crime and control, in consonance with all laws, there are things we need to take into cognizance in the discharge of our duties and responsibilities.
“I am here to remind ourselves of the enormous task of policing under a democratic dispensation. It is a known fact that we have not got all that we need to discharge our duties and responsibilities in terms of personnel recruitment and other things.
“Be that as it may, with the little resources we have and personnel, we are going to do our job with determination and professionalism.
“I want to say that there are lots of measures that the Federal Government has put in place in terms of personnel increase and logistics.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the personnel and recruitment into the force of all cadres will soon be in force and for our equipment and working tools, we just started taking delivery of some riot equipment, vehicles and other fundamental tools from the Police Trust Fund.”