The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has directed the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Commandant-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Muhammadu, to relocate to the North East and secure all schools in liberated areas in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa States.
This was disclosed by the Presidency on Wednesday in a series of messages posted on its Twitter handle, @NGRPresident.
The security chiefs were asked to liaise with the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole as well as governors of the affected states to ensure deployment of personnel to all schools in liberated areas in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa States, the message said.
The presidency tweeted, “The Min of Interior has directed the IG of Police and the Commandant General of NSCDC to relocate to the northeast and liaise with the theatre commander of #OpLafiyaDole and Govs of Yobe, Borno & Adamawa to ensure deployment of personnel to all schools in liberated areas in the states.
“The minister said that the directive has become necessary to forestall a re-occurrence of the attack on innocent school children.”