The immediate past Executive Governor of Bayelsa State Seriake Dickson has called for more funding for the Nigeria police to enable it discharge it constitutional responsibilities of internal security and the protection of the citizens.
Dickson said this on Friday during a solidarity visit to the acting Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali Baba at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
Dickson who is also the Senator representing Bayelsa West Senatorial district explained that he was at the Force Headquarters to solidarize with the IGP and the entire police family on account of the criminal acts of terrorism, unprovoked and coordinated attacks on Police stations and officers and other Government infrastructure in some parts of the country.
The former governor also condemned the attacks and called for the arrest of all criminal that are involved in the acts.
While congratulating the IGP on his appointment as the 21st indigenous Inspector General of Police, he also called charge the police on efficiency and commend Policemen and women for doing their best in the face of daunting welfare and operational challenges.
The IGP, in his response, thanked the Senator ickson for his visit and assured Nigerians that in spite of the numerous challenges the Nigeria Police is facing, it would remain committed and unwavering in its task of protecting lives and property.