- Boko Haram continues to carry out pockets of attacks in Borno state
- The latest attack indicates that some policewomen might have gone missing
- The Nigeria Police Force has responded with massive deployment of its personnel to the state
The Borno police command on Sunday, July 9 said it had deployed 3,000 policemen to Maiduguri and other areas liberated from the Boko Haram insurgents.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, ASP Victor Isuzu, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.
Isuzu said that the measure became imperative to enhance security network in Maiduguri and other communities liberated from the insurgents.
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He explained that the command had taken proactive steps to deal with security threats, protect lives and property in the state.
He said that the personnel had already resumed duty in their various posts.
Commenting on the foiled bomb attack by the insurgents at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), the PPRO said the command had deployed additional personnel to strengthen security at the institution.
His words: “The command had recently deployed a full unit of mobile police personnel, guards and sniffer dogs to the university, to complement the presence of security personnel there.
“These deployments have started yielding results toward preventing attempts by these enemies of peace to threaten the lives and safety of the university community and its environs.”
Isuzu reiterated the commitment of the command to the protection of lives and property in the state.
He called on the people to be vigilant and cooperate with the law enforcement agents to enable them to discharge their duties effectively.
The allegation was made by residents in Ali dawari in the Jere area of Maidugiri, the Borno state capital.
Media reports quoted the villagers as saying the soldiers burnt and looted their properties after battling with the insurgents.
Watch a video report of the recently released Chibok girls by Boko Haram on NAIJ.com TV below: