Police to establish terrorism unit in Borno
The Inspector General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris, has said the force will open a Terrorism Investigation Unit in Borno State to enhance the counter-insurgency campaign.
Idris, who spoke when he visited the Deputy Governor, Usman Durkwa, said the move was to trace sources of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), detect landmines in liberated communities and counter terrorists’ attacks.
He added that the command had also embarked on construction of Explosive Ordinance (EOD) training school in Maiduguri.
According to him, the school will train men and officers of the command to check indiscriminate attack through IEDs.
He said: “We have also deployed additional units and sniffer dogs to Maiduguri to guard against suicide bomb attacks and enhance security.”
Idris added that the command was undertaking rehabilitation and equipping of its Mobile Police Force (MPF) Training School, Gwoza, stressing that the command will ensure a successful implementation of counter-insurgency campaign, protect lives and property, as well as restore peace and stabilisation in the Northeast.
Durkwa hailed the Federal Government for the rescue of the Dapchi schoolgirls. He urged the police and other security agencies to rescue the remaining Chibok schoolgirls and other persons in insurgents’ captivity.
Idris was in Borno State as part of operational visit to police formations, training institutions, public schools and liberated communities.