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How Police In Yobe Work Under Trees

Posted: Oct 29, 2015 at 8:01 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu

Commissioner of Police in Yobe State, Zanna M. Ibrahim, has revealed that his officers and men work under tress because of lack of office accommodation. He disclosed this in his address during the visit of the Police AIG Zone 12, AIG Tunde Ogunsakin, to Yobe Command, Damaturu, recently.

Most of the Police offices and formations were vandalized during Boko Haram attacks in the state.

According to the Commissioner of Police, the CID and Mobile Police Department operate under tree shades thus making their work very difficult and challenging. His words: “Most of the officers live in rented houses, makeshift offices and under trees”.

He further revealed that the command lack adequate personnel to face the security challenge rocking the state.

He disclosed that the Command use to have 3,474 personell but the number has reduced due to transfers and other reasons.

“By the time I took over in September, 226 personnel had been transferred without replacement. This development has added to the manpower constrain in this command despite our peculiarity”. The Police chief also observed that the Command lacked officers and men to run the Legal Department and ICT Unit of the Command. “Presently, we don’t have a single lawyer in the Legal Department and the ICT experts are also needed,” he said.

During a lecture, AIG Tunde Ogunsakin assured that he would forward their problems to Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, for consideration and necessary action, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari is committed in improving the welfare of the security operatives.

He commended Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, for his support via provision of patrol vehicles and payment of N1 million to relations of an officer who died on duty and N500,000 to the injured personnel.