New IG serves notice on Boko Haram, pledges change

HIS work appears well cut out for him for few Nigerians would dispute the point that the Boko Haram insurgency was his predecessor’s albatross. And so, evidently taking his cue from the groundswell of popular expectations trailing his appointment, the 16th indigenous Inspector General of Police (IG), Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar, yesterday assumed office with a pledge to run the Boko Haram insurgents out of town and turn the Nigeria Police into a security outfit worthy of the most populous black nation on earth.

Abubakar, who arrived to a tumultuous welcome by officers and men of the Police at the Louis Edet House headquarters of the Force, said he was not a stranger to the problems of the Police and vowed to remove all impediments to effective policing. At the event, Abubakar said: “I am indeed delighted today that the Almighty God, in His wisdom, has shown us this day. I will not want to tell you that I have a speech for now because I am taking over. I want to be fully briefed about the challenges and the difficulties and the facts facing the Nigeria Police today. I am not a newcomer to it. I cannot run away from the fact that there are a lot of challenges but I do know that we have challenges that are of high impact. I want to assure all Nigerians that this administration will be different from any other administration because every officer and men of the Nigeria Police will belong to the same family.”

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