By Gbenga Akingbule
Borno State new Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abdu Umar has on Tuesday vowed to deploy his network of informants to make more Boko Haram terrorists abandon their nafarious activities and surrender to the Nigeria Security forces.
Umar aslo said that the Police command is making use of modern technology to prevent and arrest perpetrators of criminal activities within and around the state.
According to the Commissioner, modern technology equipment are already being deployed to fight crime not just in the state but in other states of the country where the equipment will ensure the detection of criminal activities from the confort of his office .
The Commissioner of Police who is conversant with the nooks and crannies of Borno state having served in different capacities for 9 years assured that he has enough manpower to halt crime and criminality within his area of operation.
At a Press briefing in Maiduguri, the state capital, the CP stated that he’s happy to return to Borno state – this time , as the Commissioner of Police with greater vigour to fight crime and continue the process that will lead to more Boko Haram terrorists surrendering to the Nigeria Security forces.
The CP said revealed that the surrendering of Boko Haram terrorists is due the heavy fire power of the Nigeria Military and the willingness of the insurgents to repent from their notorious old ways .
“With the evolvement of surrendering Boko Haram terrorists, when I was here as Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, it was achieved through synergies. We have lots of informants and I’m going to ensure I consolidate on that.
” I will be liaising with my informants and we will make sure they (Boko Haram terrorists) come out and surrender so that we will have a peaceful Borno State where every citizen will operate freely and peacefully ” CP Umar said .
The Borno Police boss also asured that civil authority will be restored in all liberated areas of the state noting that the police, military and others security agencies will synergies to fottify all liberated areas.
” Whenever the Military informs me as the Commissioner of Police that a certain location has been liberated, I dont have any option than to ensure that Police structures is established in synergy with other security agencies. ” CP Umar said .