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IGP Dismisses 14 Policemen For Abetting Militancy, Stealing

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[caption id="attachment_13883" align="alignnone" width="699"]IGP Ibrahim Idris[/caption]

14 policemen of the Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday had their enlistment terminated by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for various levels of misconduct.

Those dismissed were alleged to have been abetting serious crimes, conspiracy with militants and disappearance of explosives.

Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don Awunah, in a statement said that the IGP on assumption of duty, instituted strict measures to ensure that the conduct of officers conformed to international best practices and norms.

He said that the IGP was determined to ensure that police duties and other responsibilities were carried out professionally without compromising integrity and allegiance to the nation and the force.

The force image maker listed the affected policemen as ex ASP Yuguda Abbah, ex Sgt. Habila Sarki, ex Diphen Nimmyel, ex Sgt. Yasan Danda, ex Sgt. Abbas Mailalle and ex Sgt. Bwanason Tanko.

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Others are ex Sgt. Donan James, ex Cpl. Idris Salisu, ex Cpl. Zakari Kofi, ex Sgt. Musbahu Yahaya, ex Sgt. Ugenlo Sylveste, ex Sgt. Musa Umar, ex Cpl Omale Edicha and ex Sgt. Laibi Opakegba.

“The following personnel of the Force who erred and compromised in discharging their duties and betraying the official oath of office were arrested, subjected to internal disciplinary measures and punished according to the gravity of their offences.

“This unacceptable professional misconduct are categorised as follows: Aiding and abetting serious crimes, Conspiracy with militants and Disappearance of explosives. “The IGP wishes to acknowledge and commend the patriotic and tireless police officers who are making sure that Nigeria is safe and secure especially at the flash points of the North East, North Central and South- South (Niger Delta).

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“Their sacrifices will not go in vain; they will be adequately rewarded.

“Admittedly, these remarkable achievements are clear testimonies of inter-agency synergy between the police and our sister intelligence agencies.”