“I was close to the former IG, but I advised him against many of the actions he took” – NEW IGP Adamu Mohammed
Transforming Nigeria Police & policing the nation – New IGP Adamu Mohammed is determined to repair the image of the Nigerian Police Force and give it a new lease of life.
To this end, the IGP is said to be taken steps to reverse the negative image of the Force and boost the morale of officers.
One of the steps he’s taken so far is the redeployment of officers said to have close relationship with the immediate past Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
A top police source informed a reliable news outlet source that the IGP Mohammed sent a signal across the country on Wednesday redeploying a number of senior officers close to the former IG.
One of the affected officers in one of the state commands in the North West, confirm the development to the website.
WORDS OF THE NEW IGP ADAMU MOHAMMED
“Yes, it is true, and I’m also affected. I was close to the former IG, but I advised him against many of the actions he took, especially his combative relationship with politicians and which has done a lot of damage to the image of the police,’ he said, stressing that the former IG never listened because he thought it was the right thing to do.
The superintendent of police, who revealed he also just received the signal transferring him to the North East, also condemned the former Force Public Relations Officer, Moshood Jimoh for “lack of tack” in dealing with journalists and welcomed the appointment of Frank Mba as good for the Force.
Among Idris’s men redeployed was Jimoh who also took a cue from his boss and had a combustive relationship with journalists and politicians.
The new IGP has initiated series of changes aimed at making the police more effective and efficient, including the disbandment of the Federal Special Anti- Robbery.
It was learnt that the new IGP was one of the senior officers of the police who were frustrated by the style and actions of the former IG.