The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, on Friday reopened the Nigeria Police Intelligence School in Enugu State abandoned a year ago.
Arase said that the major thrust of his administration was to enhance intelligence driven-policing.
According to him, the intelligence school has been shut for the past one year and once you cannot drive the internal security management through intelligence, then, you will be groping in the dark.
“I am here to reopen our intelligence school. It has been something that I have been passionate about in the past two years since I was the head of the intelligence unit.
“That has been one of my strategic plans and I am happy that it is now open. The police force cannot operate without intelligence,” he said.
Arase reiterated his warning against mounting of road blocks in the country by the force, adding that it would henceforth hold Police Commissioners and Area Commanders responsible for violation of the order.
He said that he had set up a monitoring squad on illegal road block throughout the federation as part of efforts to eliminate corruption in the force.