OrderPaperToday – The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has briefed the Senate on the worrisome state of insecurity across the country.
Mr. Adamu’s appearance on Tuesday followed by an invitation by the red chamber on the 25th of April.
The Senate leader, Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday moved a motion to resolve into the committee of the whole and ushered the IGP into the chamber.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki stated that the meeting will be held in a closed door session “in light of the sensitivity of the issue”.
The executive session commenced 11:25am. Upon resumption from closed door at 1:55pm, Saraki gave a briefing on the meeting with the IGP.
According to Saraki, the police boss assured on improved efforts by the police on the security situation on the Abuja-Kaduna highway which has become a scene for almost daily abductions.
“Efforts will be taken to improve on the situation particularly on the Abuja-Kaduna axis and also on areas of intelligence and technology,” he informed, adding that the police chief also promised to “address the areas that has to do with disciplining of officers that have been found wanting.”
The Senate in turn assured of its commitment “to give assistance to provide adequate funding that is required in order to make the police be able to combat the necessary threats to our security.”
It would be recalled that previous IGP, Ibrahim Idris, was summoned four times on similar matter but rebuffed the invitation of the red chamber.