NEC sets up committee to decentralise police operation

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris
Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

The National Economic Council (NEC) has agreed to set up a committee in the six geopolitical zones of the country to decentralise operations of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

Briefing State House correspondents after the monthly NEC meeting presided over by acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Council Chamber in Abuja on Thursday, National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, said the Federal Government was looking at security issues coming from outside the country.

Monguno explained that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, will head the decentralisation of the operations of the committee.

He also said that the security chiefs, while briefing NEC, harped on the need for states to collaborate and support the Federal Government in the determined efforts to deal with each security threat even as he decried lack of synergy among security heads.

The NSA however, noted that in the last few weeks, there have been some understanding of security operations.

He added that the security situation in the country has nothing to do with the forthcoming general elections.