As part of efforts at compliment the strength of the Armed Forces in fighting terrorism in the north east, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has deployed two thousand Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Units (CTU) Personnel of the Force and the Sniffer Dog Sections to the North East for Military Duties to fight Boko Haram insurgency under the Operation Lafiya Dole.
This was made known in a statement issued in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer,
DCP Jimoh Moshood, and obtained by the THELENZ.
DCP Moshood said that the deployment was in consistent with Section 4 of the Police Act and Regulations which specifies the general duties of the Nigeria Police Force as follows: The police shall be employed for the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the preservation of law and order, the protection of life and property and the due enforcement of all laws and regulations with which they are directly charged, and shall perform such military duties within or outside Nigeria as may be required of them by or under the authority of this or any other Act.
He added that the deployment aimed at compliment the effort of the Military to defeat the Boko Haram Insurgency.
The Police spokesman noted that the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Units (CTU), Anti-Bomb Squad (EOD), Sniffer Dog Sections, the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and conventional Police personnel have being fighting along with the Military in the front line against Boko Haram insurgency, adding that the Police Air-wing Surveillance Helicopters and crews are also deployed to support most of the operations of Operation Lafiya Dole.
He also stated that the Nigeria Police Force is committed to the fight against insurgency and would do all it takes in collaboration with the Military to bring a quick end to Boko Haram insurgency and crisis in the North East.
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