Kayode Egbetokun, the Inspector General of Police, has ordered that the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Intelligence College in Kwara be reopened right away. He has also made the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) into a Nigeria Police Force department in order to build on the progress that has already been made to strengthen and improve the NPF’s intelligence capabilities for better internal security.
Chronicle NG reports that IGP Egbetokun engaged a delegation of scholars from academia on intelligence partnerships and trainings.
ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force PRO, said this on Thursday in a statement.
IGP Kayode Egbetokun, the Inspector-General of Police, has given the go-ahead for the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) to become a department of the Nigeria Police Force. This is to build on the progress that has already been made in the police’s efforts to strengthen and improve the NPF’s intelligence capabilities for better internal security and to make it easier to deal with modern problems.
As part of the transformative move, the IGP has approved the appointment of Deputy Inspector-General of Police, DIG Habu Sani, a seasoned and highly experienced officer, as the new Head of the Force Intelligence Department (FID).
DIG Habu Sani, a geography graduate from Usman Danfodiyo University, was appointed as a cadet assistant superintendent of police in 1992. He has attended various specialized and strategic courses, including Intermediate Command, Advance Criminal intellect Analyst, Advance intellect Processing, Technical intellect Management Methodology, and False Document and Border Police Technique Courses. DIG Habu Sani has served in various operational, investigative, and administrative capacities within the Nigeria Police Force, including ACP Criminal intellect and Investigation Department, Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Technical Intelligence Unit, and AIG in charge of the Force intellect Bureau. He was the Assistant Inspector General of the Police Force until his recent promotion.
Simultaneously, the NPF has approved the appointment of Assistant Commissioners of Police to head Zonal Intelligence Departments (ZIDs) and State Intelligence Departments (SIDs) nationwide.
The IGP emphasized that by entrusting ACPs with the responsibility of heading SIDs, his administration aims to infuse these units with leadership that possesses a blend of operational experience, strategic thinking, and a deep commitment to maintaining law and order.
This step is expected to result in sharper intellect operations, more effective crime prevention, and an overall elevation of our law enforcement standards.
In the same vein, a delegation of scholars from the Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, comprising the founder, Dr. Abdulraheem Oladimeji, OFR, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Noah Yusuf, and other respected officials, paid a courtesy visit to the IGP at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, recently.
They expressed the intention to partner with the Nigeria Police College of Intelligence in Kwara State, which is a hub for training and research in intellect-related disciplines.
They also offered to provide special degree-awarding courses for participants of senior command courses at the Police Staff College, Jos.
The IGP, while directing the DIG in charge of Training and Development to interface with them towards developing a memorandum of understanding, expressed his determination for the college to immediately commence activities with the goal of boosting the NPF’s intellect capacity and nurturing a new generation of intelligence professionals.
The Inspector-General of Police has reiterated that the police force is poised to evolve in an ever-changing landscape, noting that upscaling the FID underscores the unwavering dedication of the NPF to excellence in policing and ensuring the safety and security of citizens.
He congratulated DIG Habu Sani on his posting to head the FID and tasked him with intensifying his contributions to the IGP’s policing vision.