‘I feel like lion chasing Nigeria’s enemies,’ – IGP Egbetokun

CITIZENS COMPASS – “I feel like a lion in me, ready to devour all the internal enemies of Nigeria. That’s my feeling right now.,”

These were the words of the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, when he was decorated by the 

Vice President, Kashim Shettima, as the Acting Inspector-General of Police, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Egbetokun told State House Correspondents at a short ceremony at the Vice President’s Conference Room.

The VP performed the decoration alongside the wife of the new Police helmsman, Mrs Elizabeth Egbetokun, barely 24 hours after a major shake-up in the country’s security leadership.

Speaking to journalists at the Villa after the ceremony, Egbetokun expressed eagerness to resume his duties on Wednesday, saying he felt like a tiger ready to chase away all internal enemies of the country.

Asked how he felt about the weight of his new responsibility, Egbetokun said, “Now I have just been decorated and I’m looking forward to taking over tomorrow morning by 11:00 am.

Recall that President Bola Tinubu replaced the immediate Chief of Defence Staff, all the nation’s service chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali, as well as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali.

Tinubu consequently appointed Nuhu Ribadu as National Security Adviser; Maj. Gen. C.G Musa, Chief of Defence Staff; Maj. Gen. T. A Lagbaja, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral E. A Ogalla, Chief of Naval Staff; AVM H.B Abubakar, Chief of Air Staff, DIG Kayode Egbetokun, Acting Inspector-General of Police; and Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye, Chief of Defence Intelligence.

In the absence of President Bola Tinubu, Egbetokun was decorated by the Vice President, Kashim Shettima. 


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