Investigations carried out by Vanguard showed that Nigerians have given a nod of approval to the forceful retirement of Ringim, describing the action as the right step towards restructuring the Nigeria Police.
With the emergence of Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar as the new IG, it is expected that positive changes in terms of checkmating the Boko Haram sect would be witnessed. Abubakar, as expected, has much assignments to do presently to save the already damaged image of the Police Force in order not to toe the path of his predecessor.
The operational AIG who has served in different capacities in the Nigeria Police Force, has reportedly proved himself. For instance, when he was CP Lagos, statistic showed that crime was brought to the barest minimal , a line that is currently being toed by his successors .
He served as a substantive Commissioner of Police in charge of several Police Commands across the Federation amongst them, Plateau, Abia, Kwara, Kano, Airport and Lagos State Police Commands, before he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police Zone 2, comprising Lagos and Ogun States; AIG Zone 5 Benin comprising of Edo, Delta and Bayelsa state; Zone 6 comprising Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Ebonyi states and AIG in charge of Zone 12 Bauchi, from where he was promoted t o the rank of IG.
Some senior Police officers who would not have their names in prints, expressed optimism in Abubakar’s ability to right the wrongs in the Police Force.
One of the AIGs said: “We trust him to do well, if not better. The area I would want him to work on is that of positioning the right officers in right formations and not out of favoritism.
Again, as an operational man, he should also try to talk to aggrieved policemen affected either by posting or promotion out of their present states, as this will motivate them to work harder.
Another Commissioner of Police in one of the northern states said: “M.D, as we all call him, should as a matter of fact, deal first with the Boko Haram sect. If he succeeds in this area, other areas would be checkmated.
“He has no doubt left a shoe too big for his successors in every office he has served and I have no doubt that he will perform well as IG”