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Bill for direct funding of police underway, says Senator

The Senate Committee Chairman on Police Affairs, Senator Abu Ibrahim, on Sunday, lamented the poor funding of the Nigeria Police Force to effectively carry out its mandate of policing the country.

In this regard, Ibrahim vowed to ensure that his committee sponsors a bill for the adequate funding of the force.

The lawmaker noted that it was unacceptable that the police used funds meant for purchasing equipment and welfare of its personnel for special operations.

The senator spoke after an assessment tour of Police formations at the Katari Divisional Police Headquarters, an operational base of ‘Operation Absolute Sanity’ inaugurated by the Inspector-General of Police to flush out kidnappers and other criminal elements along the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway.

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