The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, yesterday pledged that schools in the northeast are to have four policemen each to protect students’ and pupils’ lives.
Idris disclosed this during his visit to Government College and Yerwa Government Girls College, both in Maiduguri.
Assuring the Police determination to end the spate of kidnappings in the region, he said:
“Yerwa Government Girls College, which has a higher students’ population, now has 10 policemen to protect lives and property.”
He explained that five female and five male officers, whose details of attachments and postings would be made public, are to be posted to the Girls College.
He appealed to both students and managers of the schools to cooperate with the policemen attached to their schools by reporting all suspicious characters for immediate action.
Idris warned: “All of you should shun all social vices and be law-abiding to avoid jeopardising students’ future.”
He also donated 20 bags of rice and a cow to the students of Government College.
Principals of Government College, Abba Gana, and Government Girls College, Bintu Abakura, commended the Police chief for the visit to assess security in Borno schools.
They assured him of their support by reporting all suspicious cases to the Police for prompt action save lives and property.