President Goodluck Jonathan approved the test-run of the new camouflage which analysts are expecting will boost the image of the Force as well as discourage police officers from developing cold feet any time they came face to face with robbers.
“President Goodluck Jonathan has approved a test-run of a camouflage dress for the Nigeria Police Force as one of its operational attires.” A statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olusola Amore said.
The new uniform was publicly launched by the Acting Inspector-General of Police, wearing the military-styled attire.
“The new dress is in line with the transformation agenda of the Federal Government and the long desire of the Police management team to reform and to launder an acceptable image for the police through the turn-out of its officers and men.
“The camouflage which is an admixture of black, white and ash colours, will serve as an operational dress for the police with some inherent advantages when fully integrated and confirmed as one of the official police outfits.
“The advantages of the new police camouflage include cost effectiveness to maintain; operationally durable; highly customized with security features to forestall impersonation and environmentally friendly.” IGP Mohammed Abubakar stated.
The Police boss urged the public to come up with constructive criticisms regarding the new police camouflage, so that public opinion will be given adequate consideration.