The Force Management Team has taken steps towards the restoration of civil authority in some of the liberated communities in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.
To achieve this, the Force Management Team has deployed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Department of Operations, Sotonye Wakama, to move with a team of intelligence officers to the area for the need assessment and other scooping activities.
Speaking on Tuesday in Abuja during an interactive session organised by the Senate, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, stated that the Police is carrying out a scooping mission aimed at relieving the Military of some duties for law and order to be restored in that part of the country.
Arase said guaranteeing the safety of persons and property, and restoring public trust in the maintenance of order and stability remain the cardinal keys in re-establishing a working society after a violent conflict.
He further said the Nigeria Police Force will deploy more personnel and equipment to the North East to provide Police security and to create a secure environment necessary for the return of Internally Displaced Persons to their respective communities.
He reiterated that the Nigeria Police Force places a high value on the preservation of human life and believes that the prevention of crime is its number one operational priority and will therefore involve the community in the delivery of these services.
He added that Police operational response will result to an improved quality of life for citizens.
IGP Arase, therefore, called on all stakeholders, especially the press, to give maximum cooperation to Police officers and other law enforcement agencies to ensure the restoration of civil authority and successful integration of the people who were displaced by the activities of the Boko Haram insurgency.