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4, 000 police officers deployed to N/East to fight Boko Haram; IGP Arase tells U.S envoy

The US delegation at the IGP's office
The US delegation at the IGP’s office

The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Mr. Solomon Arase, has reiterated the unalloyed commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to actively sustain the fight against insurgency in Nigeria.

Playing host to a delegation from the United States Embassy in Nigeria led by Ambassador Daniel Mozena in his office at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, Wednesday, the IGP stated that the police will continue to provide all assistance in the Federal government’s fight against the insurgents in the region or anywhere in the country.

Earlier, Head of the delegation, Mozena, commended the efforts of the Nigeria Police Force for upholding professionalism and the rules of engagement in the on-going fight against insurgency in the North East.

Ambassador Daniel Mozena also offered to help the Force in handling terror suspects that may lay down their arms.

On his part, 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, adding that four thousand operational policemen are working in partnership with the military to end insurgency in the North East.

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