The Acting Inspector-General of
Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris on
Saturday, June 25, reiterated the
readiness of the Nigeria Police
Force to recover the Mobile Police
Training School at Gwoza, Borno
Idris disclosed this at the Passing-Out of the
Squadron Commanders Seminar/Combat
Operation Course 02/2016 at Ila-Orogun in
He reiterated the determination of the police
under his watch to accord more attention to
special police unit.
According to him, the training school deserted
due to the activities of Boko Haram insurgents
will be recovered.
The Acting IGP added that due to enormous
security challenges facing the country, the
police would go through total restructuring and
reforms to ensure the stability of the nation.
He urged the Squadron Commanders to
display high level of professionalism and
commitment in discharging their duties as
human life was directly connected to their
activities, hence the need to be in control of
their men always.
“Certain core values of accountability,
transparency, and respect for diversity of the
country must be imbibed as part of policy
direction of the police.
“Security challenges in our country today
requires special police unit that is equipped to
tackle serious crime and not bodyguards of
“This training is timely and significant,
considering the level of security challenges
facing the nation as the present administration
is striving hard to tackle issues like terrorism,
kidnapping, and oil theft,” he said.
Fifty nine out of the 60 Squadron Commanders
who attended the three -week course had
been recommended for pass-out after a
rigorous, tedious and all- encompassing
Meanwhile, the Commandant of the Training
school, ACP Mohammed Dankwara explained
that the 3-week training saw the course
participants through theory and practical work
including strategic leadership/management
Dankwa further explained that the course
participants had exhibited a high sense of
discipline and commitment while the course
The state Governor Rauf Aregbesola
congratulated the new IGP and urged him to
make a difference.
Aregbesola also charged the commandant of
the training school to include agricultural
activities in the scope of their training in line
with the arable nature of the environment
where the school was located.
“This environment is typically forest belt, with
enough arable land for agricultural activities, l
hereby urge you to include agriculture in the
scope of your training.
“You know that food is the greatest threat to
security,’’ Aregbesola said.