IGP hosts CDS at Police headquarters

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CDS Musa and IGP Egbetokun

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun on Thursday received the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa and other senior military officers at the Louis Edet House, Force Headquarters, Abuja on an official visit to the Nigeria Police Force.

In a statement, Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said that the visit was to strengthen the working relationship between the police and personnel of the military in the task of securing the nation both internally and against external aggression.

Adejobi said the Defence Chief congratulated the IGP on his appointment and recent confirmation while extolling the officers and men of the Police Mobile Force for their gallant turnout during joint operations in troubled areas.

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He decried the unfortunate attack on the Adamawa State Police Command by some soldiers and assured that a thorough investigation has been launched into the incident.

He also urged all security agencies to embark on a reorientation drive of their personnel for a more harmonious working relationship.

He further cautioned officers and men of the military and police to shun unnecessary rivalry while calling for joint training sessions for the lower cadres of the Armed Forces and the Police to build rapport and enhanced cooperation.

The IGP similarly congratulated the CDS on his well-deserved confirmation of appointment noting that the NPF is committed to improved synergy between all security agencies for better security management.

He added that he was pleased at the assurance that the Adamawa incident is being investigated and expressed optimism that the process would be thorough and transparent so as to prevent a repeat of the unfortunate incidence.

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