By Stephen Ubanna
Not many people were surprised that Mohammed Abubakar Adamu , won the heart of President Muhammadu Buhari to be confirmed as Inspector General of Police, IGP, barely three months of acting as IGP. This is because of his boldness in tackling the menace of security problem , particular crime, in the country. His confirmation was an indication that the President have detailed information about top appointees of his government. he may have been doing his job without knowing the governors who are members of the Police Council are, watching over him to have something to hold for or against him in case if his name is brought up for Confirmation by the President in the Police Council.
Many had feared that the acting IGP,
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As a prelude of telling the bandits and kidnappers that the battle line has been drawn, he had launched the Puff Adder along the notorious Abuja-Kaduna road which had successfully contained the activities of the bandits on the road.
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It was therefore not very surprising that when his Confirmation was announced at the Council , meeting , chaired by the President at the at the Presidential villa in Abuja, on Thursday, May 23, 2019, the governors did not hesitate in giving their approval. Feelers from the Force
Security experts believe that with his confirmation as the country’s IGP, the President and Nigerians in general, may be expecting much from him, particular to put the necessary machinery in motion to restore normalcy in Katsina, the President home state. He may have known that going by his comment when he came out from the VIlla, beaming with smiles. ”whatever strategy we have put in place to fight Crime in the country, we would look at it again and restrategise day in and day out to make sure that the insecurity in the country goes down to the barest minimum”, he had said.
Note that the bandits had turned Communities in Dan Musa, Faskari and Batsari local government Areas into battle ground , thus ,forcing the people to leave their ancestral homes in droves to other Communities that yet to be invaded by the Criminal elements.
Recall that prior to his Confirmation as IGP, he has invited Bello Masari, a former Speaker of House of Representatives and the governor , over the security Challenges in the state on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Many believe that the Confirmation of Adam as IGP, would give him the zeal to put in his best to make the country uncomfortable for the Criminal elements to carry out their nefarious activities. To ensure that the President trust in him to tackle the increasing wave of crime in the polity,particular the north west, where bandits and kidnappers are at work,was not in vain, he was said to have taking a second look at Force personnel ostensibly to reorganise the way the system is structured in order to identify the right personnel that will be deployed to the flash point regions, particular the north west, wo will do the job.
It is not surprising why the Katsina state born Nigerian President could beat his chest that the ”government will restore peace and stability in the polity”. Already, aggrieved President Buhari, who is determined to give all the necessary support including provision of fighting equipment to the security agencies, was said to have directed Adamu, the IGP , Abayomi Gabriel Olanisaki, an Army General and Chief of Defense Staff, CDS, to constitute an assessment team to intervene immediately in Katsina state to bring the situation under control and give him feedback.