IGP directs 24-hr surveillance in schools

The Inspector General of Police (IG-P) Ibrahim Idris yesterday directed a 24-hour police surveillance to provide security in schools across Yobe State.

He stated this when addressing students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Damaturu, Yobe.

The Police chief said this is to provide students and parents with sense of security to pursue their studies and realise their dreams.

“We will deploy additional policemen to the schools to see to your welfare, safety and security.

“They will be here 24 hours and I want you to cooperate with them, give them information on strange faces and movements for maximum security,” he said.

The IGP donated 10 bags of rice and a bull to the students. Idris later told journalists that his visit to the liberated areas was to put appropriate measures in preparation for the total withdrawal of the military.

He said the police was partnering with traditional rulers and other stakeholders to provide the police and other security agencies with useful information “to move timely and curtail excesses of the miscreants”.