The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, issued a public statement to reinforce its partnership commitments between the Police Force and Nigerian military to combat Boko Haram and protect civilians in the northeast.

Inspector general of Police, Solomon Arase

The personal safety of Nigerians living in the northeast States of Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe has been in jeopardy for years following the brutal Boko Haram insurgency. The Nigerian military and Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) have been responsible for protecting civilians in the northeast, especially in recent months.

Earlier this week SaharaReporters reported that the spokesman for the 7th Army Division, Colonel IT Gusau, banned all unauthorized vehicular and animal traffic in Borno State, following increased threats by Boko Haram during Eid Kabir.

Mr. Arase has announced that four thousand “operational policemen are working in partnership with the military to end insurgency” in the northeast.

Mr. Arase’s statement came during a US delegation visit to the Police Force Headquarters in Abuja.

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