The Nigeria Police, Borno state Cimmand has announced the sack of two Inspectors over alleged unprofessional conduct.
Inspectors Tahir Ali, and Saidu Nadabo, both of the 53 Force Mobile Unit, Borno got their career abruptly terminated for committing offences that were deemed unbecoming of their calling as law enforcement officials.
The highly professional and no-nonsense Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Borno, Mr Abdu Umar, made this known in an interview with the journalists including The Humanitarian Times.
CP Umar disclosed that that Inspector Ali got dismissed for opening fire on a ranked soldier of the Nigeria army which led to the death of Army Warrant Officer Donatus Vokong who was attached to Operation Hadin Kai, in Borno state.
Inspector Nadabo earned a deserving dismissal for trafficking 4.5kg cannabis sativa.
Dismissed Inspector Ali was said to have shot and killed the warrant officer with his service his riffle under the influence of alcohol on Feb. 2, 2022.
CP Umar said that “both the suspect and deceased were attached to a unit at the palace of a traditional ruler in Maiduguri.”
“The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 12, Mr Audu Madaki, approved that Ali and Nadabo be dismissed after they faced orderly room trial.
“Nadabo was dismissed after being arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) with 4.5kg substance suspected to be cannabis sativa.
CP Umar swore that under his command, no policeman or woman found to have “breached the code of conduct, and rules of engagement and standard operating procedure would be spared from being punished by the extant laws guiding the police service.”
“I have just directed senior officers of the command to arrest any personnel with riffle and is under the influence of alcohol or who engage in gross misconduct,’’ he said.
Since he assumed office as CP last year, Abdu Umar, who had once served as DC Ops in Borno state, has continued to bring onboard tangible enforcement of discipline and orderliness in policing the state.