The Federal Government has commenced the rehabilitation of police stations and barracks in several parts of Nigeria.
The government also approved the installation of intelligence equipment in Zone 1 and 2 headquarters and Force headquarters.
Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi made the revelation in Abuja during the ‘PMB Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023)’ anchored by the Ministry of Information.
The police have upgraded facilities in training institutions, constructed hospitals/health centres, equipped the FCT Command, rehabilitated the Detective College in Enugu, and established the Cyber Crime Control Centre.
Stations and barracks rehabilitated or under repair are in Kebbi, Edo, Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Bauchi, Plateau, Abia, Bayelsa, Nasarawa, Niger, Sokoto, Ogun, Lagos, FCT; the total cost is N5billion.
The minister noted the deployment of operational, intelligence, and ICT-based apparatus to stem the tide of crimes and criminalities in Nigeria.
Dingyadi hailed the maximization of the Force Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Team (FIB-IRT) and the Special Tactical Squad (FIB-STS).
“The ‘NPF Rescue Me’, an application for emergency response; NPF Crime and Incident Database Centre; the Interpol Cybercrime Reporting platform at incb.npf.gov.ng is available 24/7 for the reportage of cybercrime-related complaints”, he said.
Offences provided for by the Cybercrime Act, of 2015 include the production and distribution of child pornography.
“The Interpol cybercrime unit is empowered to mitigate possible cyber-attacks”, Dingyadi added.