Usman Baba, the Inspector General of Police, has requested prayers on Thursday for the Nigeria Police Force’s personnel.
He claimed that because of the nation’s ongoing security issues, police were now a threatened species and required prayers for protection and direction.
The IGP disclosed this in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, during the commissioning of the Niger Delta Development Commission’s administrative building for the 26 Squadron Police Mobile Force and a 1.7 km internal road network at Mopol Barracks, Idoro Road, Uyo, the state capital.
He said, “What I’m seeing is a church and the other a mosque; policemen are becoming too religious these days, and that is good; any person who does not know how to pray will go to hellfire; these days, you know, we are endangered species; we need to pray and protect ourselves well.”
While appreciating the commanding officer for the initiative and courage to find the means and ways of completing the project, the IG commended the NDDC for facilitating the completion of the projects, which were abandoned.
Emmanuel Ohwavboura, the acting managing director of the NDDC, said in his remarks that the organization, in recognition of Section 6 of the police force mission statement and partnership, took over the construction of the crumbling projects and awarded the contract to Messrs. God’s Owned Project Limited when the police requested their assistance.
Audu announced that the police post project at Osongama Extension, which was at 80% completion stage, would soon be commissioned and urged members of the public to protect and make good use of the facilities. Audu was represented by the Akwa Ibom State Director of NDDC, Udoette Obot.