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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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jdpumping
jdpumping
11 months ago

it’s a good thing that more police are been added to borno because that’s really a volatile area when we talk about insurgency in the country,anything to bolster security in the country.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
11 months ago

This is a very good move by adding more police man to the state in other to improve the security of the state, with enough of manpower and good weapon the security there will balance up and eradicate criminal act

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
11 months ago

Adding more than enough Police that would patrol Borno to combat crime is good in term of security. In order to support other security agencies in battling terrorism and other crimes. “Police officers will soon be seen everywhere!

Last edited 11 months ago by Iyanu12345ogg
Christiana
Christiana
11 months ago

As Nigeria battles an insurgency that has been going on for ten years, Borno is one of the Northeast’s worst-hit states.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
11 months ago

Other tasks included continuing repairs and maintenance of law and order, system integration to aid traditional police personnel in monitoring family and community public places, safety advise to the public, and a collaborative approach with diverse stakeholder groups on crime control.

Bola12
Bola12
11 months ago

In order to deter criminals from committing crimes, the police commissioner promised to intensify raids on criminal hideouts and police presence.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
11 months ago

The freshly recruited volunteers were currently participating in orientations in which they were educated on the duties and responsibilities that were required of them in the performance of their jobs.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
11 months ago

The police commissioner did guarantee that the men would scale up raids on criminal hideouts and also enhance police presence in order to deter criminals from harboring the desire to commit crimes. This was done in order to dissuade criminals from harboring the purpose to commit crimes.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
11 months ago

One thing about our country is that the rich man think that after he has created a monster and use that monster to get to he is going does he think the monster will go to school.
Our politicians are busy breeding monsters who become terror to them and the nation.
The government should have created employment opportunities, industries that will absorb the youth, make available the basic amenities needed by the country. If all the necessary things are done do you think there will be civil unrest everywhere?

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
11 months ago

At the height of the insurgency, militants were responsible for setting fire to or destroying more than 30 police stations or formations and 24 police barracks. This fact should not be forgotten.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
11 months ago

They should offer assistance to the local police commanders in the pursuit of intelligence, the resolution of conflicts, the assistance of the police in detecting and preventing crime, and the handling of other offenses.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
11 months ago

The pledge that the officers would scale up their operations on criminal hideouts and also increase police presence was made by the police commissioner.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
11 months ago

It’s encouraging that the government is increasing the number of police in Borno, a very dangerous region in terms of insurgency in the country.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
11 months ago

Increases in the number of police officers who will patrol Borno to prevent and deal with crime would help to make the region safer. For the purpose of assisting other law enforcement in their fight against terrorism and other criminal activity. We may expect to see cops in every corner of every city shortly.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
11 months ago

Community policing is what I have really want the government to implement. With this additional police in the state criminal activities will definitely be subdue.

DimOla
DimOla
11 months ago

Criminality has become other of the day in Nigeria because the youth don’t have anything profitable doing. Even the jobs offers can’t cater for most of their needs. If the federal government like send 1M police to any part of the country, it will still not stop crime but will increase the more except the needful is done to ameliorate and arrest the major situation on ground, These are create profitable employment opportunities, industrialized the country, set a working policies profitable to country and the masses and provide basic amenities above ensure that there are abundance of food cheaper and accessible by all.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
11 months ago

Increase is good but the need to well trained and well equipt. They need to go through some special training programs

theApr
theApr
11 months ago

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

Remi1
Remi1
11 months ago

What I actually want the government to do is adopt community policing. With more police in the state, criminal activity will undoubtedly be restrained.