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President Buhari Says Failure of Police Responsible for Military’s Involvement In General Security

 

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI MONDAY ASSURED THAT HIS ADMINISTRATION WILL CONTINUE TO GIVE ATTENTION TO THE WELFARE AND OPERATIONAL NEEDS OF THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE (NPF) WITH A VIEW TO RESTORING ITS LOST PRIMACY IN THE INTERNAL SECURITY FRAMEWORK OF THE COUNTRY.

HE GAVE THE ASSURANCE  DURING AN AUDIENCE IN STATE HOUSE, ABUJA WITH MEMBERS OF THE NIGERIA POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION AND THE LEADERSHIP OF THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE ON A “THANK YOU” VISIT FOLLOWING HIS APPROVAL OF RANK SALARY STRUCTURE ADJUSTMENT, BY WHICH SALARY, ALLOWANCES AND PENSION OF POLICEMEN WILL BE INCREASED.

ITV STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT IKHARO ATTAH REPORTS THE PRESIDENT BUHARI AS SAYING THE INABILITY OF THE POLICE IN THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL ROLE AS THE FRONTLINE FORCE IN THE PREVENTION OF CRIME, HAD LED TO MILITARY INVOLVEMENT IN THE MAINTENANCE OF LAW AND ORDER THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

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