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Boko Haram Attacks: Police, Security Agents More Determined to Secure the Country–IGP

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*Condemns attack on security convoy in Borno

Godsgift Onyedinefu

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has condemned the attack on a security convoy in Borno State by armed men suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists.

The convoy came under attack on Friday 25th September, 2020 along Monguno – Cross Kawua road as it was heading to the ancient town of Baga, as part of collective efforts at restoring civil authority in the community.

The Defence Headquarters in a statement signed by Maj. Gen. John Eneche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO) said no fewer than 18 lives including 4 soldiers,10 Policemen and 4 civilians were lost after the terrorists ambushed the convoy of the Borno State Civilians Relocation Committee comprising Armed Forces of Nigeria, Nigeria Police Force and Civilian Joint Task Force.

The IGP in a statement isued by Frank Mba on Sunday, directed the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of the Police Medical Services, Olubunmi Ogunsanwo to work in sync with the Commissioner of Police, Borno State Command CP Bello Makwashi and the Police Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO) towards ensuring adequate provision of Medicare for the officers injured during the attack. 

While condoling the families and friends of those killed during the attack, the IGP reassured the country, particularly the people of Borno State that the morale of Police officers and other security agencies involved in providing security especially in the State has not and will not be dampened by the incident.

He said the incident has rather served as impetus in strengthening the resolve and commitment of the personnel of the Force in the fight against insurgency and other crimes.

The IGP therefore called for the continuous support and trust of the public in the Nigeria Police Force as it strives to make the country safer and more secure.

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