Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

Police, NSCDC to hold ground in areas liberated from Boko Haram —Defence Minister

By News Express on 12/02/2016

Views: 2,281


The Nigeria Police Force and Nigeria Security and civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) will henceforth hold ground in the areas that have been cleared of Boko Haram terrorists who were hitherto occupying them.

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali disclosed this when the management of Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC) visited him in his office in Abuja.

He explained that the military is not expected to be saddled with the civil responsibility of keeping law and order in every liberated community while at the same time be engaged in the continuous mop-up operations across the length and breadth of the North-East.

Dan-Ali said: “As we fight and clear out the terrorists in the different communities and towns in the North-East, we expect the Nigeria Police and the Civil Defence to hold ground in the freed areas. This will enable the troops to concentrate in advancing into more areas of operation without being distracted by the responsibility of maintaining law and order in the liberated areas.”

The minister expressed concern over the increasing spate of Fulani-farmers clashes and kidnapping in some parts of the country. He gave assurance that the government would continue to engage community leaders and traditional rulers to find common ground and lasting solutions to incessant crises.

Dan-Ali once again called upon members of the public, particularly the civil society groups and non-governmental organisations, to do more, especially in bringing their specialised interventions in the internally displaced camps and in the liberated areas to which people are currently returning.

The minister commended CCC for their commitment in partnering with relevant security and response agencies in the country to provide effective crisis information to the public. He stated that the Ministry of Defence will partner with Centre in the areas of creating awareness on the role the civil-military relationship in the fight against insurgency and other crimes in the country.

Earlier in his remarks, CCC Executive Secretary, Air Commodore Yusuf Anas (rtd.), expressed the centre’s appreciation of the minister’s pragmatic approach in addressing not only the insurgency in the North-East but in other parts of the country where the corporate interest of the nation is threatened. He promised that CCC would continue to synergise with the Ministry of Defence and other relevant stakeholders to effectively manage crisis in our country.

•Photo shows Defence Minister Dan-Ali.

Source News Express

Posted 12/02/2016 11:51:58 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
1,435 contractors jostle for N3bn school projects in...

Sunny, hazy, partly cloudy weather to prevail today...

37 FRSC officials, 5 others arrested over extortion...

Dog opens aircraft’s luggage hold, forcing emergency landing...

NIMASA woos American investors

NiMet predicts dust haze on Saturday

Cultist rapes, beheads lady

Why I won’t honour Wike’s commission of inquiry...

YABATECH expels 73 students over forgery

Buhari to unveil cabinet next month — SGF...

Buhari explodes, vows: ‘I will wrestle corruption to...

NIA DG: Presidency desperate, deceptive — Group

 

Latest News BREAKING: Dino Melaye spits fire as tribunal sacks him from Senate, orders fresh ballot Shocking revelations as Wadume testifies before Special Investigation Panel •More accomplices arrested German Government expresses ‘great concern’ over attack on Ekweremadu, vows to deal with perpetrators NAF bombers destroy Boko Haram Base in Sambisa Forest How Prof. Akintoye defeated Tinubu to emerge Yoruba Leader Angry youths block Enugu highway over abduction, killing of woman by herdsmen Governors give condition to refund N614b to FG Ifa deities angry with Nigerian leaders — Royal fathers UNILAG students invent life-saving flood level caution device Obono-Obla: Investigate accusations of interference against Osibanjo, HURIWA charges Buhari Doctors remove 10-cm nail from patient’s lungs 21 Oyo Kings: Appeal Court refers parties back to lower court

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (530,173 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (439,041 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (383,979 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (323,161 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (290,722 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (251,463 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (246,330 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (233,590 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (228,270 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (214,515 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (193,287 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (191,185 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (98) Business & Economy (4,404) Business Verdict (79) Columnists (1,097) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (648) Features (795) Global Business Monitor (422) ICT Monitor (58) International (3,856) Interview (198) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (166) Maggie's Blog (387) News (50,317) Opinion (1,329) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,334) Religion (1,085) Sports (2,134) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera