Insurgency: Police High Command deploy DIG Operations to North East over restoration of Civil Authority.
Following recent successes recorded by the nation’s security forces in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists and the recovery of all territories hitherto taken by the group, the Police High Command has deployed a team of officers led by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge Operations, DIG Sotonye Wakama to evaluate and assess the epicentre of the battle for return of civil authority.
A statement in this regard signed by FPRO, ACP Olabisi Kolawole said, “The Force Management Team has taken a step towards the restoration of civil authority in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states and some of the liberated areas in the North East as it deployed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Department of Operations, DIG Sotonye Wakama, to move with a team of intelligence officers to the area for need assessment and other scooping activities”.
Speaking on during an interactive session organised by the Senate, the statement quoted the IGP Solomon Arase, as noting that the Police is carrying out a scooping mission aimed at relieving the Military of some duties for law and order to be restored in the part of the country.
Emphasizing that guaranteeing the safety of persons and property, and restoring public trust in the maintenance of order and stability remain the cardinal keys in re-establishing a working society after violent conflict the IGP disclosed that the Nigeria Police Force will deploy more personnel and equipment to the North East to provide Police security and to create a secure environment necessary for the return of IDPs to their respective communities.
Arase reiterated that the Nigeria Police Force places a high value on the preservation of human life and believes that the prevention of crime is its number one operational priority and will therefore involve the community in the delivery of these services.
Insisting that Police operational response will result to an improved quality of life for citizens, the IGP called on all stakeholders, especially the media to give maximum cooperation to Police officers and other law enforcement agencies to ensure the restoration of civil authority and successful integration of the people who were displaced by the activities of the Boko Haram insurgency.
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