Former governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson on Friday paid a solidarity visit to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.
The former governor who currently seats as the Senator representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District noted that the visit was meant to express support for the IGP and the entire police force amidst series of attacks unleashed on the force and government assets in some parts of the country.
During the visit, the Senator reproved all the criminal acts against the force and called for an end in the attack.
Police spokesperson, Frank Mba asserted this in a statement signed on Friday.
He said: “The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc today, Friday, 14th May, 2021 received the immediate past Executive Governor of Bayelsa State and currently, the Senator representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District, His Excellency, Henry Seriake Dickson, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
“Senator Henry Seriake Dickson noted he was at the Force Headquarters to solidarize with the IGP and the entire police family on the account of the dastardly and criminal acts of terrorism, unprovoked and coordinated attacks on Police, murder of innocent police officers and malicious damage of security assets and other Government infrastructure in some parts of the country. The Senator, unequivocally condemned the attacks and called for a cessation of all such criminal act. He asserted that the Police is not the problem of the nation and should not be seen as the enemy of the people.”
The Senator who used the visit to congratulate the IGP on his appointment as the 21st indigenous Inspector General of Police also called for proper funding of the Force to enhance its operational efficiency.
He hailed Police men and women for doing their best in the face of daunting welfare and operational challenges.
In his response, the IGP expressed gratitude to the Senator for his visit.
He assured him and the Nigerian people that in spite of the numerous challenges the Nigeria Police is facing, it would remain committed and unwavering in its task of protecting lives and property.