The new acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Tuesday, said he was aware of the security challenges in the country but vowed to adopt a fresh strategy to tackle them.
Adamu disclosed this while speaking with State House correspondents after he was decorated with his new rank by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
”Issues of kidnapping, abduction and other security challenges. From the strategies put in place by the former IGP, we will restrategise and make sure that we tackle these challenges squarely,” he said.
On the forthcoming general elections, he said he would build on the arrangements already made by his predecessor to make sure that free and fair and credible elections take place in Nigeria.
”We are going to build upon the strategies put in place to make sure that we have hitch-free elections in the country,” he said.
The new IG also assured political parties participating in the election that as professionals, the police “are going to stick by the rules, we are going to do the right thing.
”We will not go outside the ethics of our job to do things that are untoward. Everybody will be given level-playing ground to play his or her politics,” he said.
Adamu thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing him.
The former IG, Ibrahim Idris, who also spoke briefly, advised his successor to go round the whole country and “adopt measures to ensure that the Nigerian Police Force give maximum protection to lives and property”.
Adamu hails from Lafia, Nasarawa State, and holds a bachelors in Geography.