The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has disclosed steps taken by the force to combat insecurity in the country’s highways.
While inaugurating some projects during his first official to Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday, Egbetokun said the goal is to reduce crime to the barest minimum and restore security to troubled areas.
According to him, the establishment of a Special Intervention Squad (SIS) is underway and mobilisation to ensure its success has already begun.
“Since I came into office, we have taken steps to do a number of things to ensure crime is reduced to the barest minimum and security restored to troubled areas.
“On the Abuja-Kaduna Road you are talking about, we have taken necessary steps to rid it of criminal elements that were terrorising motorists.
”Very soon, you are going to be seeing results. We are embarking on the establishment of a Special Intervention Squad (SIS). We have started mobilisation to make a success of it,” he shared.
Speaking on police welfare, the IGP revealed that he has the President’s assurance on efforts to improve the welfare of officers
“We are going to take these things one after the other. Today, we have launched the CRU aimed at promoting transparency in the police.
“We want to build confidence in the members of the public. We want to enhance police/ community collaboration, and the CRU is needed to achieve all of these.
“At least, now, members of the public who have complaints against the police have a place to lodge their complaints.
“Lagos State has started. We just inaugurated that one today. We inspected the facilities and they are excellent.
“Officers that would be deployed to man the CRU will be carefully selected – officers with impeccable integrity.
“They will be well motivated, with opportunities for training overseas, if necessary,” he added.