The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Commandant General of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu have vowed that never again will the Boko Haram terrorists catch their personnel unaware like the kidnap of 110 Dapchi schoolgirls in Yobe State.
The security chiefs also said that they will synergize with other security agencies to ensure robust security in all the schools in the Northeastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa so as to ensure that what happened in Dapchi is not repeated again.
The police boss and NSCDC boss stated this in a joint press briefing at the Yerwa Government Girls Secondary School, Maiduguri where they had gone to assure both students and staff of their safety in the course of their studies.
The IGP of Police, Ibrahim Idris who was represented by the Deputy Inspector General Operations of the Force, DIG Habila Joshak said their visit followed the directive from President Muhammadu Buhari for both the police chief and NSCDC boss to relocate to North East to ensure provision of adequate security to schools in the region following what happened in Dapchi where 110 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram.
“Never again shall Boko Haram terrorists catch us unaware to carry out attacks or abduction in any school like what happened in Dapchi. We will synergize with the Nigerian military so that where the troops liberate our personnel will restore civil authority.
“ We will ensure that education in the North East is not distorted by the Boko Haram terrorists as our men will henceforth man all the schools in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, and any officer found to abuse or raise the nuzzle of the gun on any student will be dealt with appropriately,” the Police boss said.
He ruled out sexual abuse by personnel in any of the schools, saying some of them that misbehaved in the internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the past faced the wrath of the law.
In the same vein, the Commandant General of the Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Mohammed assured students in various schools in the Northeast that personnel will be put on alert to safeguard their well-being and protection, saying that no terrorist will again kidnap schoolgirls in the region.
“We are here to make sure that what happened in Dapchi is not repeated. I urge members of the public to alert security agencies when strange movement occurs in their domain for a proactive action,” the NSCDC chief said.
In her remarks, the Principal of Yerwa Government Girls Secondary School Maiduguri, which absorbed displaced students from seven local government areas of Borno State affected by Boko Haram insurgency thanked the August visitors for their concern.
She also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his show of love and concern to girl-child education, saying that both staff and students of the school will forever remain grateful to him.
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