By Ige Olugbenga
The Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Training), Emmanuel Inyang, on Friday said that the Police has promoted 30,000 personnel of the force since the present management team of the police came into office in July 2016.
Inyang, who supervises the South-South zone, also disclosed that the authority released N200 million as a palliative for retirees of the force.
Speaking in Port Harcourt during his working visit to Rivers state, the DIG explained that 4,410 of the persons promoted are senior officers.
He said the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had approved the promotion of all ranks and file up to 2013 and that more personnel would be promoted soon.
He also stated that crime has reduced drastically in the states in the South-South region and enjoined commissioners of police and area commanders to use the Operation Safer Highways to ensure adequate policing.
However, the Rivers State Police Command paraded 37 persons suspected to be involved in kidnapping, armed robbery and cultism in the state and displayed several weapons recovered from the criminals.