The Senate at its plenary session of Wednesday, 5 February 2020 held a briefing session with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu over the concept, modality and practical implementation of Community Policing Policy in Nigeria.
Through a motion moved by the Majority Leader of the Senate, Sen. Yahaya Abdullahi (APC: Kebbi) the public was informed that the IGP was admitted into the chamber for the briefing session which held behind closed doors. Although extensive details of the briefing remained undisclosed, the President of the Senate, Sen. Ahmad Lawan (APC: Yobe) highlighted issues pertaining to national security, armed banditry on highways, the illegal circulation of firearms and synergy among the State Governments as forming part of the deliberations. The President of the Senate also reiterated the Senate’s commitment to support the efforts of the Nigeria Police Force through the implementation of legislative interventions and measures.
It would be recalled that the Senate at its plenary session of Wednesday, 29 January 2020 had resolved to invite the IGP after concluding a debate on the motion titled “Nigerian Security Challenges: Urgent need to restructure, review and reorganize the current Security Architecture”