Police distribute uniforms, body armour, 253 vehicles to officers, commands


Nigeria Police Force (NPF) officers and commands are to get additional batches of uniforms, kits, accoutrements and body armour.

The Inspector-General, Usman Baba ordered the immediate distribution on Thursday, Force spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi announced.

Baba also directed that the 253 newly-procured operational and emergency vehicles be dispatched to zonal and state headquarters nationwide.

“The IGP directed that the distributed items must get to every member of the Inspectorate cadre and other ranks of the Force”, Adejobi’s statement reads.

The development, he noted, is furtherance of the zeal to boost the welfare of police personnel and improve their condition of service.

The vehicles to be allocated include 110 Land Cruiser Buffalo Trucks, 33 IVM Carrier Pick Up Trucks, 37 Mikano Pick Up Trucks, 20 Nord Max Pick Up Trucks.

Others are 18 Mikano Lorry Trucks, 5 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs), 3 Toyota Hiaice Ambulance Vehicles, 1 Toyota Armoured Coaster Bus.

Baba assured of his administration’s commitment to sustain regular issuance of uniforms and continual upgrade of operational capability at all levels.

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