President Muhammadu Buhari says the Nigerian Police Force structure is being overhauled, re-positioned and primed with modern technological gadgets to meet rising security challenges across the nation.
The President stated this when he received traditional rulers from the North led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday.
He also disclosed that an intelligence loop among all security outfits had been created.
According to him, the ongoing reform of the police will include recruitment of more hands, cultivation of stronger local intelligence and networking with communities, traditional rulers and adequate training.
President Buhari noted that the return of the Ministry of Police Affairs was purposely to drive the new initiative of ensuring proper provision of security for lives and property, with proactive intelligence gathering to nip crimes in the bud.
President Buhari urged the traditional rulers to provide more support to security agencies with their versatile knowledge of communities and individuals.