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Boko Haram: Security agencies deploy personnel in Borno

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Some security agencies have deployed personnel in the 24 Local Government Areas of Borno State. They are the communities liberated from the Boko Haram insurgents by the military.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Damian Chukwu, told newsmen in Maiduguri that his command had deployed its men in almost all the liberated communities.

“We have our men in the local government areas liberated from the Boko Haram insurgents.

“We are in Kala-Balge, Monguno, Gwoza, Askira-Uba, Damboa, Chibok, Nganzai, Gubio, Damasak, Konduga, Kukawa, Bama and other areas,” Chukwu said.

He said, however, that the command had yet to mobilise its personnel to three local government areas – Abadam, Guza Mala and Marte.

“The only local government areas we have yet to deploy personnel are, Abadam, Guza Mala and Marte, and this is due to ongoing military operations there.

“We are waiting for signals from the military to enable us to move in and as soon as the signals come we would deploy our men,” the commissioner said.

He said the police deployed men from different departments in the areas due to their peculiarities.

“Based on the peculiar situation in the state, we deploy personnel from police departments such as the Mobile Police, Counter Terrorism Unit, and Explosive Ordinance Department,” he said.

Similarly, the Nigeria Immigration Service in the state says it has deployed its officers and men back to the liberated communities.

The NIS Comptroller in the area, Malam Musa Jahun, said the command had returned personnel to three main border posts in the state.

Jahun said that the NIS had reopened its posts in Gamboru, Banki and Damasak.

“The first area we returned was Gamboru-Ngala, a border community with the Cameroon Republic. We deployed our men in the registration and control posts for refugees returning from Cameroon.

“We have been there for almost four months now, but we are just providing skeletal services.We are registering returnees in conjunction with the UN Commission for Refugees,” he said.

“Any place that is liberated from the terrorists, the Chief of Army Staff will usually perform a kind of celebration after which the paramilitary chiefs will meet with him to decide on the next line of action.

“The Nigeria Immigration Service and other paramilitary bodies will then move in,” the comptroller said.

He said the Service had also commenced rebuilding of its structures damaged by insurgents.

 

(NAN)

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