Police has no money for operations, IG Baba laments

The Acting Inspector-General of Police Alkali Usman Baba on Wednesday lamented the dire financial state of the force which has affected its efforts in combating the country’s worsening insecurity.

Baba decried the underfunding of the police force on Wednesday at a meeting with House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.

He said the police is underfunded, inspite of the recurrent attacks on its assets and killing of its officers and men in parts of the country. He said the police have become “Miracle Player” to be able to achieve whatever results they have recorded

He told the Speaker: “We have not account” to go and dip our hands and do quick deployment in terms of mitigation or even proactively stopping what is to come. Sincerely speaking, year-in, year-out, besides what we have as allocations, we have problems meeting emergencies.”

”I agree that one may not get completely what he wants even in his house. We are managing what we have.

“The most essential thing I want to plead is for the House of Representatives to look into the areas of funds for our operations.”

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