The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, Friday, commissioned five new operational gun boats acquired by the Nigeria Police for patrols and response to emergencies on internal waterways.
A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in Abuja, said the police boss was in Lagos to commission projects that had been successfully completed by his administration.
“Amongst the newly commissioned projects are five new operational gun boats acquired by the IGP for patrols and response to emergencies on internal waterways,” the spokesperson stated.
According to him, “The Special Guest of Honour at the commissioning, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, who was accompanied by the IGP to the Police Marine Office, Victoria Island, Lagos, commended the IGP for his special focus on acquisition of operational hardware for the Nigeria Police Force, noting that it is a worthy legacy that will effectively improve the operational capacity and capability of the Nigeria Police.
“The CNS further assured the IGP and the Police family of the Navy’s support in all areas most especially on the safety of inland waterways in Nigeria and adequate protection of lives and property of Nigerians.”
Adejobi further stated that, “The Inspector-General of Police assured of the continuous commitment of his administration to upgrading the operational assets of the Nigeria Police Force while he emphasized the importance of dedicated synergy to successfully stamping out crimes and criminality in the country.”
He said the IGP, who accompanied by the AIG Zone 2, AIG Adeleke Adeyinka Bode, Commissioner of Police Lagos, CP Abiodun Alabi, CP Jonathan Towuru, and other dignitaries, also commissioned the new ultra-modern Commandant’s quarters at the Police College Ikeja.