IGP visits Borno, assures of adequate security to liberated communities

Idris said that the visit was aimed at synergising with the military on the process of returning civil authorities to the communities.

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

The acting Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has assured of adequate security to communities liberated from the Boko Haram terrorists to enable Displaced Persons return home soonest.

Idris, who was accompanied by the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller General of the Prison Service (NPS), Ahmed Ja'afar and Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC), stated this while speaking with newsmen in Maiduguri.

"We are giving adequate security to liberated areas to ensure that Displaced Persons go back to their homes.

"We have been deploying our policemen, civil defence and other paramilitary men to provide security to the communities.

"We are here to dialogue with the military on the process of returning civil authorities to some of the liberated communities,'' he said.

He explained that objective of the visit was to ensure that the police and other security agents took over the liberated communities to relief the military.

"We are here to ensure that no vacuum is created as the communities are liberated, we will take over so the military can move on.

"Our coming is also to address our officers and men to see where we can make adjustments, to make sure we provide adequate welfare for them.

"Actually we want to make sure that all welfare meant for them are delivered to boost their morale,'' Idris said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the IGP also presented food and other relief materials worth millions of naira to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as part of the visit.

He also launched a police medical outreach for the IDPs in Maiduguri.

According to him, the police are also giving them medical support through a medical outreach as our doctors have been here for the past three days going round IDP camps to provide some care.

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