Metro Nigeria: We've Deployed 3,000 Officers to North-East - Police



The Nigeria Police said it had deployed 3,000 officers as “holding force” to restore civil authority to the liberated areas in the North-East.

The Inspector -General of Police (I-G), Mr Solomon Arase, disclosed this at the End of Year Commissioners of Police Conference held at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday.


“The Force has deployed 3,000 officers as holding forces to the liberated areas in the North-East with the task of restoring civil authority.

“It is pertinent to note that the Force has been fighting side by side the Military in the counter-insurgency
operation in the North-East,” he said.
He stressed that the Police was making efforts to expand the deployment to cover all other theatres of insurgency in the region.
“In this critical national assignment, some gallant officers have paid the supreme sacrifice,” he said.