Thursday, January 21, 2016 1:13 pm
A Nigerian police team of intelligence officers, led by DIG Sotonye Wakama is now in the liberated areas of Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states to carry out security need assessment, ahead of plans to restore full civil authority in the areas.
Inspector General of police, Solomon Arase made this known in Abuja, during an interactive session organised by the Senate.
Arase said the Wakama team is carrying out a scooping mission aimed at relieving the Military of some duties for law and order to be restored in the Boko Haram battered part of the country.
The IGP said 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.
He further said 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.
He reiterated that 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. He added that Police operational response will result to an improved quality of life for citizens.