Police need N12.7b to fight insurgency, rebuild stations – IGP

By 10:57 Thu, 26 Nov 2015 Comments


The Nigeria police need at least N12.7 billion to

fight insurgency and rebuild the 56 stations,

formations and facilities destroyed by the Boko

Haram in the Northeast, the Inspector- General of

Police, Solomon Arase, has said.

Arase said this during an interactive session with

the Haliru Jika- headed House Committee on Police

Affairs at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja,

Thursday.

While breaking down the funds, Arase told the

lawmakers that while N8.7 billion is required to

checkmate the Boko Haram insurgency, N4 billion

is needed to rebuild the 56 police stations,

formations and facilities destroyed by the sect in

the region.

The IGP, however, said an outstanding

N57billionfrom the fund appropriated to the police

has not been released till date.

Arase said, “A total of 56 police stations,

formations and facilities have been destroyed by

insurgents.

“The present devastative situation has constitutes a

major challenge to the capacity of the police within

the formations. The total replacement value of the

affected structures is about four billion for us to

put those things back to shape.”


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