The inspector-general of police, Solomon Arase has said that, 4000 operational policemen are working in partnership with the Nigerian military to put an end to the Boko Haram insurgents.
Speaking during a visit to the police headquarters in Abuja, a U.S. embassy delegation, led by Ambassador Daniel Mozena, the Nigerian police boss, Arase said that a deputy commissioner of police had been deployed to the operations command centre in Maiduguri.
Mozena in turn commended the police for their efforts in upholding professionalism and the rules of engagement in the ongoing fight against the insurgents.
He offered to help the force in handling the issue of terror suspects who may lay down their arms.
However, lamentations made by the embassy over the security situation at the seaports, the office of the national security adviser issued a disturbing alert that the Islamic sect may soon attack Lagos state seaports.
The insurgents had some time ago stormed a popular police college in Gwoza, Borno State, with five armored tanks which they had earlier seized from Nigerian soldiers. All efforts made by the Nigerian army to dislodge the sects have proven abortive as they continue to attack the citizen.
Arase said the police will assist the navy in training its officers on civil law as it relates to their duties in preparation for the protection of the lives and properties of the citizenry both on land and sea when the chief of naval staff, Ibot Ete-Ibas visited his office.
Meanwhile, President Buhari will make history as the first Nigerian leader (since 1999), to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York on the first day of the event.
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