Meanwhile, the newly appointed Inspector General of Police Kayode Egbetokun has vowed to make community policing work as he assumed office at the Force Headquarters in Abuja

He stated this when he officially took over the leadership of the Nigeria Police Force from retired IGP Usman Baba, warned police officers that he won’t tolerate abuse of office, corruption and misconduct, saying commensurate stiff punishment awaits erring officers.

Egbetokun said he will, in the coming days and months, unveil his strategies and tactics to secure the country and protect Nigerians from all forms of security challenges including banditry and gunmen attacks, adding that the salaries of constables recruited sometimes ago are already being looked into and the salaries, arrears and allowances will be paid by month end.

The new police chief noted that every law-abiding citizen will be brought on board in the fight against crime under his watch, stressing that human intelligence garnered from communities would be used alongside a technical gathering of information to curb crimes.

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