Following the presidential directive that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Commandant General Of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) should relocate to the North East to ensured that adequate security is provided to all schools in the region, the IGP and the Commandant General were in Borno and visited various schools in the state.
While addressing students of eight different schools at Government Girls Secondary School Yerwa Maiduguri, the IGP assured the staff, students and parents that adequate security will be provided to ensure that what happened in Chibok and Dapchi did not repeat itself.
The IGP who was represented by the DIG Operations, Mr. Habila Joshak said “we are here following the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that we should relocate to Borno to ensure that adequate security is provided to the schools in the North East. I am assuring you that what happened in Dapchi will not repeat itself”.
He said “we are here with the Commandant General of NSCDC for the deployment of our men and also to ensure synergy between the Police and the NSCDC in our quest to guarantee the safety and wellbeing of the schools and restore civil authority in the North East”.
He said despite the shortgage of manpower, they are going to give priority to the Presidential directive by deploying their men to the schools to ensure all schools in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa are protected and the education of the future leaders are not jeopardized.
The IGP further stated that phone numbers will be provided to the principal, staff, students and well meaning Nigerians for prompt response in time of distress, adding that very soon they are going to establish Nigerian Police broadcasting Service to ensure effective policing.
“To ensure that your right is not violated, any officer found wanting will be severely dealt with, as we have done with those found violating the right of the IDPs”, he added.
Also speaking the Commandant General of the NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana said he is going to visit all schools across the North-East before leaving Maiduguri to ensure adequate deployment and synergy with other sister security agencies in the North-East.
He said the Boko Haram insurgents want to kill education in the North East but that they are determined to ensure that they do not achieve their goal, stressing that to achieve that, the NSCDC will through its Peace Clinic units take enlightenment campaigns to the parents to assure them of their children’s protection.
The schools that were in GGSS Yerwa were Government Arabic Teachers College, Mafa, GGSS Baga, GGSS Monguno, GGTS Damboa, GGSS Bama, GGSS Damasak, among others.
Speaking on behalf of the students, Aisha Garba thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring that their education is not jeopardized through the deployment of security personal.
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