ago unveiled a major reorganisation of the Nigerian Police Force as approved by
Association, HURIWA, has described President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s proposed
reorganization of the Nigerian Police Force as shallow and disappointing.
signed and made by Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, its National Coordinator, and
Miss Zainab Yusuf, the Director of National Media Affairs.
zones from the current ones during the reorganization, while some top police
officers are reassigned to lead the newly revamped police centers.
as a mere scratch on the hard surface of the disabled Nigerian police force.
survived its effectiveness, needing far more structural changes and
modernization that could help bring it to terms with the global best practices
that correspond to the twenty-first century.
the political will needed by the current administration, including the
legislative arm, to develop and enforce the best kind of emphatic, comprehensive
and strong constitutional reforms of the police.
coming up with these reforms, had jettisoned the amendments made by the last
session of the National Assembly, in which state Police was recommended.
that the current National Assembly, which it described as a stooge to Buhari, can
spearhead the much reforms needed in the police institution.
group, the Buhari administration was embarking on mere ‘patch patch’ work or
little by little damage control.
Force had faced extensive collapse which has manifested in the sacking and
destruction of several communities and killings by unidentified gunmen and in
some cases by suspected armed Fulani herdsmen without the police taking steps
to even prevent those calamities and were unable to investigate, arrests and
prosecute these offenders.
criminals with blood in their hands have avoided the full wrath of the law
because of the Nigerian Police Force ‘s organizational breakdown and
incompetence,” HURIWA said.
as Deputy Inspector General of Police to take responsibility for the zones is
not the way out.
command and control platforms of the Nigerian Police Force by creating State
and local policing institutions to compliment the National policing
autonomous on operational mechanisms and should be staffed by the most
competent professionals, and these newly-legislated police platforms should be
well-equipped and effectively supervised to fulfill their mandate of protecting
citizens’ lives and property in their jurisdiction,” she said.
to do everything in its power to carry out far-reaching legal reforms that will
lead to a rebranded, efficient and effective security architecture that will
see the Nigerian Police Force’s command and control decentralized in its true