The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, in Kaduna on Wednesday, said the force was fully prepared to ensure the safety of lives and property of Nigerians during the 2015 election.
The IGP, speaking shortly after addressing the rank and file of the Kaduna State Police Command, said security problems in several states of the federation would be fully addressed before the February election.
The police chief assured Nigerians that the Force was fully prepared to ensure adequate security before, during and the election.
Abba said, “The officers and men of the force have undergone training for the purpose of next year’s general election to ensure that both the voters and the election officials are well protected”.
He charged officers and men of the command to exhibit the spirit of patriotism and integrity in the discharge of their duties as this would form the basis for their promotion.
The IGP, who said the familiarisation visit to Kaduna was to intimate the officers and men of the command on his vision and mission for the Nigeria Police Force, and the need for them to change a new leaf in their attitude, which he said had been affecting the image of the force.
He also warned that the Force under his watch would not tolerate a situation whereby officers continued to dent the image of the Nigeria Police by compromising the mission and vision guiding the force.
Abba warned that any officer found wanting must be prepared to face the consequence.
Speaking earlier, the state Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu, welcomed the IG to Kaduna and informed him of the successes recorded so far by his men in the areas of crime prevention and ensuring a peaceful and conducive environment.