The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar, has met with top police officers to brainstorm on the current security and political situations in the country .
The meeting, according to the IGP, was aimed at reviewing and appraising the crime situation in the country with a view to making Nigeria safer and more secured for economic development and growth.
He also said that the meeting was aimed at reviewing political activities in the country, to ensure a smooth and crisis-free general elections in 2015.
Abubakar, while stressing the need to make better and adequate preparation for the 2015 general elections in the country, said it was the responsibility of the police as an agency of government, to prepare ahead of the general elections irrespective of whether or not he remains in office at that time.
He said: “If elections will take place in 2015, whether we are on board or not, we have the responsibility as an agency of government to ensure that preparation for 2015 starts in 2014.”
Those in attendance at the meeting which held at the Force Headquarters included members of the police management team, Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs), state police commissioners among others.
Before going into a closed door session, Abubakar, told newsmen, that the meeting would pay special attention on political activities in the country, renewed fight against all forms of indiscipline, personnel welfare, intelligence gathering, research and planning, speedy and professional investigation of cases as well as training and re-retraining.
Other areas are, logistic needs, synergy with sister security agencies, improved traffic control, management and strict enforcement of traffic laws, optimum use of available resources, improved police image and the IGP 2014 strategic initiative and work plan.
He also said that the meeting would look into the political situations in each of the 36 states of the federation with a view to adopting strategies to tackle security challenges and political crises.