Police lost 435 officers in last 6 months – IGP

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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has lost at least 435 of its officers in the last six months, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has revealed.
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The IGP disclosed this at a session held with members of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) and traditional rulers during his one day working visit to Osogbo, Osun State on Monday.

At the session, Arase appealed to the traditional rulers in the state to assist police in its work and stressing that the task was too big for the police alone.

He advocated the necessity for community policing and emphasizing the major role being played by the traditional rulers in maintaining security of lives and property and as well urged them to do more in exposing criminals in their various domain.

Earlier, Osun State governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola while receiving the IGP, he demanded for stronger working relationship between the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of the State Services, (DSS) in the interest of Nigeria’s democracy.

Aregbesola called on the IGP to provide an additional six Area Commands of police in the state to make nine Police Area Commands in effort to contain the activities of insurgents and kidnappers in the state.

In his response, the IGP, commended the governor for equiping the state police command police and adding that the equipment will enable them discharge their duties

effectively and efficiently to observe law and order.

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