The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris kpotun has deployed additional 2000 Police Mobile Force, PMF, and Counter Terrorism Units, CTU, Personnel of the Force and the Sniffer Dog sections to the North East to fight Boko Haram insurgency, under the operation Lafiya Dole.
This new deployment was said to be consistent with Section 4 of the Police Act and Regulations which specifies the general duties of the Nigeria Police Force.
FPRO Jimoh Moshood in a statement said the deployment was made to support the strength of the military to defeat the dreaded insurgents.
Moshood added, “Before now, the Nigeria Police Force has on ground 47 PMF Units (63 X 47 = 2961) in Borno State in addition to the Police Mobile Force (PMF) Squadron in Borno State.
“26 Units (63 X 26 = 1638) on ground in Yobe State in addition to the Police Mobile Force (PMF) Squadron in Yobe State.
“18 Units (63 X 18 = 1134) on ground in Adamawa State in addition to the Police Mobile Force (PMF) Squadron in Adamawa State”.
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