Some junior Police officers have commended their boss, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Kpotun Idris for his humility, saying he has remained easily accessible to all officers and men of the force across Nigeria.
The officers spoke at the weekend when the IGP addressed over 600 Police Mobile Force currently embarking on an operation to combat kidnapping and other criminal activities along Abuja-Kaduna highway.
Speaking to journalists in separate interviews, the officers said the IGP’s open door policy as demonstrated by his accessibility has helped greatly in building confidence among the force, especially the rank and file.
Among officers who spoke were Sergeants Ibrahim Sabo and James Okoro, Cpl Inuwa Mohammed and Constable Jimoh Adebayo. They all admitted that the IGP’s approach has further boost their confidence and morale.
Men and officers of military and police joint patrol team at Alheri camp along the ever busy Kaduna-Abuja road also lauded the police boss for coming to see them personally, adding that the gesture will significantly move them to do more in combating the security challenges in the area.
While applauding the IGP, the officers maintained that seeing him physically present in their midst at the area of operation has greatly boosted their morale to discharge their duties actively.
Consequently, they said that the invaluable gesture of IGP Idris will surely spur them to be more diligent, committed and productive.
Similarly, the officers maintained that the gesture of IGP idris has encouraged them to do everything humanly possible to arrest criminals making life unbearable for law abiding citizens plying the highway.
Also speaking, the District head of Rijana community, Alhaji Muhammad Dauda and the youth leader, Ismaila Ahmed respectively commended the IGP for the visit and pledged their sustained support and cooperation to the Nigeria police.
Idris who is the 19th Inspector General of Police had, upon assuming office, embarked on the implementation of aggressive reforms aimed at repositioning the force and the task of policing in the country.
He has operated an open door policy and this has endeared him to both officers and men of the Nigerian Police force.