No fewer than 2,000 personnel of the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Units (CTUs) and the Sniffer Dog Sections have been deployed to intensify the battle against the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
The deployment followed the order of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
They will operate under Operation Lafiya Dole in the North East.
The deployment was made known on Sunday in Abuja by the Nigeria Police Force spokesman, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, in a statement he issued.
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According to him, the deployment was in line with Section 4 of the Police Act and Regulations.
He stressed that the essence of the deployment was to, along with the military, quell the fire of insurgency.
Said he: “The Police Air-wing Surveillance Helicopters and crews are also deployed to support most of the operations of Operation Lafiya Dole throughout the North East.
“The Nigeria police force is fully committed to the fight against insurgency and will do all it takes in collaboration with the Military to bring a quick end to Boko Haram insurgency and crisis in the North East.”
Before now, the police have also been part of the fight against terrorism.
No fewer than 2,961 personnel of Police Mobile Force personnel were in Borno in addition to the PMF Squadron deployed in Borno State.