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The Police will patrol Borno to combat crime

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By Nicole

1,800 police officers added to Borno State Police to fight against crime.

According to the Borno State Police Command, it has added roughly 1,800 police officers to its constabulary to aid with the state’s criminal justice system. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri received this information from the CP, Abdu Umar, who also said that the newly recruited volunteers were now receiving orientations on what was expected of them in the performance of their tasks. In order to provide effective community policing, Umar stated that the constables will be assigned to their communities in the state’s 27 local government units.

The Federal Government created the Community Policing Constabulary Scheme of the Force as a fully volunteer service to train and recruit people who have held immediately preceding paid jobs and who want to use their free time to help the police in their respective communities. He did clarify that they will support local police commanders in trying to obtain intelligence, resolving disputes, helping the police detect and prevent crime, and dealing with other crimes.

450 other people had been hurt in the fight against the insurgency.

389 police officers have lost their lives battling Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State over the course of the last 11 years. Borno is one of the Northeast’s worst-hit states as Nigeria fights a ten-year insurgency that has killed countless people and driven many others from their homes. The state’s commissioner of police, CP Abdu Umar, stated that 450 other people had been hurt in the fight against the insurgency while speaking at the opening of the newly built police station and barracks at Beneshiek, the administrative center of the Kaga LGA of the state. The CP claims that the terrorists burned down or destroyed more than 24 police barracks, 30 stations, and a number of pieces of equipment.

It should be remembered that over 30 police stations/formations and 24 police barracks were burned or destroyed by insurgents at the height of the insurgency, specifically from 2011 to now, he stated. “Over 450 police officers were hurt, 389 police officers perished, and various pieces of crime-fighting gear were stolen or set on fire”. Numerous initiatives were sparked by the losses the Borno State Police Command experienced, and we are currently witnessing these efforts.

State Police Command parades 87 criminal suspects.

In the state of Borno, the state Police Command has detained and paraded 87 people for terrorism, kidnappings, rape, and culpable homicide. When some of the accused committed the majority of the crimes, including cattle rustling and forgeries, they did so while carrying potentially hazardous firearms. Abdu Umar, the police commissioner in Maiduguri, revealed that the suspects were detained in the first half of 2022 in the city of Maiduguri, Jere, Konduga, Gwoza, and Hauwul Councils. He claimed that the police detained five suspected terrorists and found three machine guns, two AK-47 rifles with live ammunition, and three-gun trucks. He also mentioned the suspects for their claimed affiliation with the terrorist groups Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).

Since the accused are in the military’s custody, he pointed out that investigations are still ongoing. The police commander extensively explained how the suspects were detained, stating that the majority of the terrorists were neutralized following a gunfight between security personnel and the latter with the assistance of a fighter jet in the air. On May 30, 2022, six further individuals were also detained, he continued, for alleged kidnappings in the states of Borno, Adamawa, and Taraba.

Ten policemen have already been deployed at all LGA’S of the state.

The ongoing repairs and maintenance of law and order, system integration to assist traditional police officers in monitoring their family and community public spaces, safety advice to the public at large, and collaborative approach with various stakeholder groups on crime control were among the other tasks. In order to support other sister security organizations and agencies that are battling terrorism and other crimes, we have already dispatched 10 police officers around the state’s local government areas (LGAs). “Police officers will soon be seen everywhere. These people would wear all-black attire, and they differ from our police in terms of their badges and crest,” he stated. In order to discourage criminals from harboring the intention to commit crimes, the police commissioner did promise that the men would step up raids on criminal hideouts and also increase police presence.

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