Federal Government Commences Rehabilitation of Police Barracks

Paschal Emeka, Abuja

The Federal Government has commenced the rehabilitation of police stations and barracks in several parts of Nigeria.

The government also approved the installation of intelligence equipment in Zone 1 and 2 headquarters and Force headquarters.

Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi disclosed this in Abuja on Friday at the ‘PMB Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023)’ anchored by the Ministry of Information.

He informed that the police have upgraded facilities in training institutions, constructed hospitals/health centers, equipped the FCT Command, rehabilitated the Detective College in Enugu, and established the Cyber Crime Control Centre.

He said police stations and barracks rehabilitated or under repair are located in Kebbi, Edo, Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Bauchi, Plateau, Abia, Bayelsa, Nasarawa, Niger, Sokoto, Ogun, Lagos, FCT; the total cost is N5 billion.

He further disclosed the deployment of operational, intelligence, and ICT-based apparatus to stem the tide of crimes and criminalities in Nigeria.

Dingyadi hailed the maximization of the Force Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Team (FIB-IRT) and the Special Tactical Squad (FIB-STS).

“The ‘NPF Rescue Me’, an application for emergency response; NPF Crime and Incident Database Centre; the Interpol Cybercrime Reporting platform at incb.npf.gov.ng is available 24/7 for the reportage of cybercrime-related complaints”, he said.

Offenses provided for by the Cybercrime Act, of 2015 include the production and distribution of child pornography.

“The Interpol cybercrime unit is empowered to mitigate possible cyber-attacks”, Dingyadi added.

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