The inspector general of police, Solomon Arase, has disclosed that no fewer than 4000 police operatives are currently in the heat of the battle to rout the Boko Haram terrorists out of the North-east region of the country.
Arase made the disclosure on Tuesday, during a visit of a delegation from the United States Embassy led by the US ambassador to Nigeria, Daniel Mozena, where he said the operatives were working in partnership with the Nigerian military.
Force PRO, Olabisi Kolawale, who made this known yesterday in a statement made available to newsmen, said the IGP reiterated the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to actively sustain the fight against insurgency in Nigeria.
Kolawale further disclosed that a deputy commissioner of police was deployed to the Operation Command Centre in Maiduguri, leading the 4,000 strongmen.
“IGP Arase appreciated the supports gained from the US Embassy in Nigeria and further disclosed that a Deputy Commissioner of Police is deployed to the Operation Command Centre in Maiduguri. He added that 4,000 operational policemen are working in partnership with the military to end insurgency in the North East,” Kolawale said.
The police spokesman also disclosed that Mozena commended the efforts of the Nigeria Police Force in upholding professionalism and the rules of engagement in the on-going fight against insurgency in the North East and offered to help the Force in handling terror suspects that may lay down their arms.