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Not Military’s Job To Chase Bandits Around – Gen. Ishola Williams

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Ex-Chief of Army Operations, Training and Plans, Major General Ishola Williams (retd.), said the fight against bandits was the duty of the Mobile Police.

Williams – former Chairman of Transparency International Nigeria – disclosed this while speaking in an interview with Sunday Punch.

Naija News reports that the Mobile Police is the paramilitary arm of the Nigeria Police Force designated to take over operations of major crisis where conventional police units cannot cope.

According to the former Major-General, the job of the Nigerian military was not to go after bandits.

He said: “It’s not the job of the military to run after criminals. The military was created to run after insurgents. It is wrong to be using the military in cases of banditry.”

General Willaims said sending the military after bandits would make the military lose focus, stressing that “the military should focus on insurgency and leave MOPOL to do their job.”

He called on the Federal Government to remove paramilitary police from the police service and the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

“A commander should head MOPOL. This is what is done in other countries. The MOPOL should be independent of the IG and report only to the Minister of Internal Security.

“The President can make this happen. All he needs to do is to state that he wants to separate the paramilitary police from the police service. He will draft a bill and pass it to the National Assembly and once the latter passes it, that’s all,” he said.

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  1. Najaboy

    7 March 2021 at 2:58 PM

    Useless man.it won’t be military’s work.but it us theirs to go to leki and kill peaceful protester,kill palliative looters and even mount road blocks collecting money from motorist and if u refuse them,they torture u sometines to death.
    Oga go sleep abeg. Na their duty be that.

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