The Nigerian navy has reacted to experiences that over 150 among the many many 2,000 policemen deployed to battle Boko Haram insurgents throughout the North-East absconded from their counter-insurgency navy teaching prepare on the Special Forces School, Buni-Yadi, Yobe State.
Brigadier-General A. S. Ishaq, the Coordinator of Nigeria Police Force for Operation Lafiya-Dole (NPFOLD), in a chat with PRNigeria, said there was nothing like desertion, nevertheless solely a case of some recalcitrant personnel leaving their teaching base for a motive which was not cogent.
The prime Army officer added that the actual teaching, which should have been concluded closing Friday, was extended by one week to permit the policemen partake in the entire requisite navy struggle exercise routines sooner than they depart the camp.
He said: “The policemen didn’t abscond as alleged in media experiences. What occurred was that a lot of the regulation enforcement officers insisted on going for the Christmas trip.
“But consistent with customary navy operations, there was no means officers current course of specific teaching on a combat-operation, would possibly depart their base when the teaching prepare has not rounded up.
“So, we refused to grant them permission. However, the unruly ones amongst them left our Special Forces School at Buni-Yadi, venue of the teaching.
“But thank God, the unruly personnel had been tracked at Damaturu, the state’s capital. Right now, a couple of of them have been launched once more to the School”.