Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state, Tuesday, handed over nine armoured personnel carriers to the state command of the Nigerian Police Force to increase their capacity in crime prevention and responses.
The state Commissioner of Police, Abdu Umar, received the APCs during a brief ceremony held in Maiduguri.
Zulum at the presentation commended the Borno Police Command and other security establishments for their extreme commitment in the fight against Boko Haram and preventing other crimes across the 27 local government areas of the state.
Blueprint correspondent reports that Governor Zulum has, in nearly four years, released more than 1,300 patrol vehicles to a combination of the military, police, DSS, the paramilitary and volunteers in the civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes who have formations in all of Borno’s 27 local government areas.
Meanwhile, Governor Zulum has promised to approve more armoured personnel carriers and other forms of support to the Nigerian Police and other security outfits working to restore peace in Borno State.
“Our administration will continue to support the Nigerian Police to deliver their objectives of protecting lives and properties of citizens. We will buy more APCs and Insha Allah we will extend more pf our support to all the security agencies,” Zulum said.