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No Police Will Die Fighting Crime Again - IGP Adamu

IGP Adamu 
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has assured that, no officer of the force will die again while fighting crime. 

IGP Adamu gave the assurance on Friday while addressing officers of the Ogun State Police Command at the state police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, Ogun State. 

The Inspector-General explained that, the federal government has procured security gadgets and body armour with state-of-the-art technology which covers any policeman on duty from head-to-toe against shots fired at them by criminals. 

He equally disclosed that, the federal government has acquired patrol vehicles laced with security camera that will enable any police patrol team identifies and clearly diagnose crime scenes even from a faraway distance. 

He maintained that, the new security gadgets was to encourage the officers to combat crime without much hassle.

He therefore promised police officers in the country of an improved and redefined welfare package in the course of serving their fatherland .

Adamu further explained that more initiatives are being put in place towards assisting not only the officers, but their family members inclusive. 

He said, the new initiative and redesigned welfare packages for the serving officers of the force included the low cost housing and health insurance schemes whereby any police officer interested in the housing scheme will have a financial contribution with the Police Mortgage Bank that will be created soon. 

"We know the criminals have acquired high level sophisticated weapons, therefore, the Federal government has given us large quantity of body armour which covers a police officer from head-to-toe in order to encourage you to fight crime to the door step of the criminals.

"There are initiatives to help officers and their families which include housing scheme for officers. That means, every police officer must have a house of his/her own. If you need a two-bedroom or three-bedroom apartment, you will have to open a financial contribution with the Police Mortgage Bank that will cater for the housing scheme."

IGP Adamu however assured Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State of effective utilization of the donated security patrol vehicles and motorcycles to combat crime in the state. 

He announced that, the Ogun State Government has donated 100 hilux security patrol vehicles and 200 motorbikes as part of the support of the state government to assist police in fighting crimes in the state.

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