Abuja (Nigeria) – The management team of the Nigerian Police force has taken a step towards the restoration of civil authority in the liberated areas of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, north-east Nigeria that were affected by activities of the Boko Haram insurgency.
To that regard, the force has 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 recently in Abuja during an interactive session organised by the Nigerian Senate, the Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Solomon Arase, pointed out 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 region.
Arase explained that, guaranteeing the safety of persons, property, and restoring public trust in the maintenance of order and stability remain a cardinal key in re-establishing a working society after violent conflict.
He further said the Nigeria Police Force will deploy more personnel and equipment to the region to provide Police security and to create a secure environment necessary for the return of IDPs to their respective communities.
“The Nigeria Police Force places a high value on the preservation of human life and believed that the prevention of crime is its number one operational priority and will therefore involve the community in the delivery of these services. Police operational response will result to an improved quality of life for citizens”, he added.
He however called on all stakeholders, especially the press 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.