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Boko Haram: IGP places Police on red alert in the North East


In a bid to prevent a renewed Boko Haram attack, the Inspector General of Police (IGP),Ibrahim Idris, has ordered additional deployment of police personnel in some states in the North East.

The Police Spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, announced this in a statement on Wednesday at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja.

According to Moshood, all Commissioners of Police in charge of State Commands, their Supervising Assistant Inspectors General of Police, and other Police formations nationwide have been asked to be on red-alert with effect from November 21.

He said the directive was given to nip in the bud and prevent the spread of the renewed Boko Haram attacks on soft targets, especially at mosques, churches, markets, and schools among other places of public gathering in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

Moshood was also hopeful that it would help to quell the recent attacks by armed bandits in Zamfara and other vulnerable states in the country.

“The Police Joint Team will also pay particular attention to the security of IDP Camps and liberated areas in the mentioned states.

“While the ongoing joint operations between the police and other security agencies in the states of the North East of the country is being sustained, additional deployment of police personnel from Police Mobile Force (PMF), the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Police Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID) Personnel, Attack and Sniffer Dogs Section, have been made to the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe to bring new impetus to the fight against insurgency by Nigeria Police Force in the affected states,” the statement said.