THE Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, must see himself as a Police Chief specially positioned in Nigeria’s history to turn the battered fortunes of the Nigerian Police Force, NPF, around.

He is superintending the scheme to add 60,000 men to the staff strength of the Force over the next six years. The scheme was supposed to start last year, but mainly due to the power tussle between the former IGP, Mohammed Adamu, and the Police Service Commission, PSC, the 10,000 personnel that were supposed to get into the Police Colleges last year had to be lumped with the batch for the current year.

If IGP Baba goes the distance with the Buhari regime, he would have supervised the inclusion of 40,000 additional police officers.