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PCRC drums support for Inspector General, Police

*Leave IGP to do his work without distraction

By Sandra Onyekwere

National Secretariat of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) has expressed support, solidarity and vote of confidence on the leadership of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

This was contained in a two-page letter signed by Dr Faruk Maiyama, the Yariman Jega, who is the National Chairman after their National Executive Council meeting held on Tuesday 10th October at the Nicon Luxury hotel Abuja.

The PCRC NEC said this decision was informed by their commitment to protection of image, constitutional duties, responsibilities, good performance and numerous successes of the force in tackling the die hard criminals and criminal activities in the country.

They listed some of the successes of the IGP. They noted with dismay and were disturbed that inspite of these unprecedented achievements and the determination to fight crimes, criminal activities and corruption to a standstill, there seems to be some emerging unpleasant and unpalatable trends which is inimical to the progress, efficient and effective discharge of the IGP’s duties and the Police as a institution which is tantamount to lack ofpatriotism, ill will towards the public and sabotage of the nation’s peace, security, law, order, harmony and transquility.

Due to these threats, the PCRC said she cannot fold her arms and watch helplessly while the police and the IGP are unfairly maligned and relentlessly being blackmailed, intimidated or ridiculed without justification.

It would be recalled that the Inspector General of Police has been exposed to a controversial debate over the proprietary rights and moral standing of a member of the Police Force who is now a Senator. This has led to all manners of unprintable exposures, many of which borders on the bizarre and technical libel on social media platforms.

The PCRC support is coming at a time that can be considered as right.

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