Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, says the Nigeria Police is becoming endangered species in the country.
He stated this on Thursday while commissioning the Administrative Block of No 26 Squadron Police Mobile Force and 1.7 kilometre internal road network at Mopol Barracks, Idoro road, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The IG, therefore, advised Police Officers to be alert, vigilant and prayerful adding that given the prevailing situation, police need prayers for protection and guidance.
“I want to encourage the officers to always pray. I can see a church and a mosque here. Policemen are becoming too religious these days and that is good! I say any person who does not know how to pray is in danger. These days you know we are endangered species we need to pray and protect ourselves very well, I want to appreciate all the officers and men for cooperating with their commanders,” he said.
On the commissioned projects, the IGP observed that the newly constructed Administrative Block and the good road network would make life easier for the officers and men.
He commended the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, for intervention in constructing the projects.
“These projects are for the policemen to improve their working environment. I want to appreciate the commanding officer for having the initiative and courage to find the means and ways of completing these two projects.
“I always appreciate officers who add value to where they work and where they live. Two things that can motivate and encourage one are a convenient place of work and where to retire to after the day’s job, and I can tell you, you have those two things here.
“To NDDC, I commend you for making the work easy for the officers and men and the people of Niger Delta as a whole and may God continue to bless you even as you do more,” he said.