Ag. IGP Suleiman Abba, NPM, mni

Ag. IGP Suleiman Abba's Maiden Speech

It is my distinct honor to stand before you as your new Inspector General of Police. I'm both excited and humbled by this privilege to serve this outstanding and distinguished organization and our country, Nigeria.
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*Pledges to intensify the fight against crime 

Following the appointment of Ag. IGP Suleiman Abba, NPM, NPOM, mni as the 17th Indigenous Inspector-General of Police by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, the new Inspector-General of Police has today, August 1, 2014 formally taken over from former Police boss, IGP MD Abubakar (Rtd) who had successfully piloted the affairs of the Force from 25th January, 2012 when he was appointed to July 31, 2014, having completed 35 years of service.

The new IGP who hails from Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa State holds degrees in History and Law and has attended several management and security courses within and outside Nigeria. He is an alumnus of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos.

Already known for his vast experience in criminal investigation, intelligence-led policing and crime-fighting operations, the new IGP is ably set to add a new tempo in dealing with the present challenges of terrorism, insurgency and other violent crimes in the country.

The former Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc enjoined the officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force to extend maximum cooperation to the new IGP whom he described as a very competent and committed officer that can take the Force to a greater height. 

In his maiden speech following the remarkable hand-over ceremonies, the new IGP promises to intensify the fight against crime in addition to upgrading the very high standards of performance for which the Nigeria Police Force is nationally and internationally acclaimed.

The IGP thanked the President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR for reposing confidence in him and granting him a golden opportunity to serve Nigeria as the IGP.

While assuring the general public of his administration’s readiness to place a high priority on the creation of a safe and secure environment for all citizens and to transform the Nigeria Police Force into “a leading national, professional and efficient law enforcement organization”, the IGP calls for the cooperation of all Nigerians in the service of the country. 

The IGP, who until his appointment was the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7 comprising the FCT, Kaduna and Niger Police Commands, enlisted into the Force as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in December, 1984. In the course of three decades of service to the nation and the Police Force, IGP Suleiman Abba has crisscrossed the entire length and breadth of the nation. He was Commissioner of Police Rivers State 2009 – 2012. He was Commissioner of Police in Lagos State during the 2011 general elections and was the Deputy Force Secretary twice both as Commissioner of Police and as a Deputy Commissioner of Police. Other responsibilities he performed include: Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP Kano State Command 2007 – 2008, Deputy Commissioner of Police Kebbi 2006 – 2007. He was also the Aide-De-Camp (ADC) to the Head of State, (Office of the First Lady) 1995 – 1998 and the Commanding Officer of both 24 PMF (Presidential Escort) and 21 PMF Mobile Police Squadron Abuja. He has earned for himself several awards and commendations including the National Merit Award. 

ACP FRANK MBA 
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, 
FORCE HEADQUARTERS,
ABUJA.

Today, 28-07-14 at about 10:00am, another suicide bomb went off at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC Mega Filling Station at Hotoro Quarter along Maiduguri Road, Kano. A suicide bomber suspected to be a female had slipped into the crowd of citizens buying kerosene at the Station before detonating the explosives. The suicide bomber and three others have been confirmed dead, eight persons are injured and rushed to the Hospital.

It is instructive to note that the Mega Station did not go ablaze due to the security barricade put in place by the Policemen on duty at the station. Such a situation would have clearly complicated the Emergency response.

Security Forces have cordoned off the scene, and Police Bomb Disposal Experts are "sweeping" the area. Citizens are advised to stay off the scene, be vigilant and report any suspicious person(s) or activities to security forces. Full scale investigation has commenced, intensive patrol of the city is ongoing.

ACP FRANK MBA 
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, 
FORCE HEADQUARTERS,
ABUJA.

As part of on-going investigations into the various terror related incidents that occurred in Kano, Police operatives in the ancient city have arrested five (5) male suspects for their complicity in the attacks.

Two were arrested in connection with the foiled bomb attack at Isyaku Rabiu Mosque, while three were arrested in connection with the attack at St Charles Church. All suspects are currently undergoing interrogation.

Intensive patrols are ongoing, citizens are advised to be vigilant and report any suspicious person(s) or activities to security forces.

ACP FRANK MBA 
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, 
FORCE HEADQUARTERS,
ABUJA.

PRESS CONFERENCE BY CP ADENRELE SHINABA psc,mni,
COMMISIONER OF POLICE KANO STATE COMMAND ON SUNDAY 27TH JULY, 2014 AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS BOMPAI KANO.

INTRODUCTION: Members of the Command’s management team, ladies and gentlemen of the press, it is my pleasure to welcome you to this emergency press conference this morning to showcase the achievement and success recorded by the Kano State Police Command in saving the lives and properties of innocent citizens.

On Saturday, the 26th July which is an eve to this year’s Eid Fitr celebration  by Muslims all over the world, the Kano State Police Command wishes to inform the general Public that at about 10:40pm a distress call was received from the members of the community that a Peugeot 406 white in colour with reg. No AA 513 ZAK was discovered abandoned at the gate of Isiayaku Rabiu Mosque located at Goron Dutse Qtrs Kano. On receipt of the information, our men led by the EOD Personnel were mobilized to the scene and discovered the said vehicle was loaded with IEDs primed to be detonated during today’s Eid Fitr’s Prayers. We immediately disconnected and dislodge the EIDs safely without causing any injury or damage. If you recall that, the Command is always on air and sometimes physically going round to sensitize the general public on security tips, public awareness and sensitization which result to this success. I urge all citizens of this Country to join hand and support the Command and all the security agencies in fighting terrorism and all forms of criminal activities In the State and the nation in general.

On our part we would continue to give our very best in providing adequate security of lives and properties as well as maintaining law and order in the State.

On behalf of officers and men of the Command, I wish all the good people of Kano State a Happy Eid Fitr. Thanks and God bless you all. 






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