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Police IG Harps On Intelligence-Led Policing

By ORIH CHIBUIKE, The Nigerian Voice, Abuja
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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase has reaffirmed his belief in intelligence-led policing, saying it is the ultimate for Nigeria.

The IGP who said this when he played host to the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in his office at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, maintained that policing Nigeria in the 21st Century requires intelligence gathering and analysis to effectively Police the Country.

He also used the occasion to intimate the NIMC DG of his desire for a standard and automated database in the issuance of Character certificate and tinted glasses to avoid discrepancies, emphasizing that a proper identification database will assist the police in recruiting credible youths when the recruitment exercise commences.

IGP Arase assured his guests that the Nigeria Police under his administration is ever ready to partner with credible organizations for the security of the country.

Responding, the Director-General, NIMC, Mr. Chris Onyemena, said the agency will partner with the Nigeria Police in providing a database for the on-going National Identification exercises.

Onyemena said NIMC will align with the lofty vision of the IGP to ensure Nigeria is properly policed.