Senator Dickson predicted on people behind the heinous actions to halt the barbarous attacks on innocent policemen and other security officers set to perform their constitutional duty of securing the nation. He condemned”the dastardly acts of corruption and corruption visited authorities formations, killing of police officers and guys and vandalising of police properties and other government facilities”.He said:
“This is an extremely trying period in the life of our nation and particularly for the authorities and that I thought I must be here as the policeman which I will be to show support To demonstrate concern and to join in condemning these acts of aggression seen law-abiding people doing their best to shield citizens of our nation.
“I want to also use this chance to call for a cessation of such attacks on police formations, officers and guys which are going on in some sections of our country and to inform everyone that the police are not the problem, the police are not your enemies”
The senator stated:
“police officers and men are your brothers and sisters from all sections of the country. I was also one of these so I consider it as a tool which could have happened to me also.”He called for more funding to the police to place the force from the position to procure equipment and organise regular training for the men for optimum performance.
Dickson stated the authorities remained the most crucial frontline law enforcement and security agency using the widest spread throughout the nation in the effort against crime and should be given the deserved attention in the area of funding.
According to him, “any state where the police are undermined and failed, where the authorities aren’t financed, in which the police officers are not trained correctly, where the police officers have no equipment to work together in which the police officers have reduced morale, cannot have safety” Dickson, who praised the IGP and his team for doing a superb job even at this trying period promised them that the nation was with them at the goal of securing the nation.
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“Once again, I love the IG, his officers and men to try their best at these very challenging circumstances and I use this opportunity to remind our nation and all of us who are in the direction that the earlier we go back to financing of the authorities as it had been in those days, the better for everyone.”This is due to the fact that the police is the sole institution that has a presence in our communities and their vehicles cannot run, they don’t have vehicles. Where they’ve vehicles, they cannot fuel or keep them and they have poor morale. You can’t have security in a country like that,” he said.