Police ready to take over former terrorist areas – Minister 

Ismail Umar, Sokoto 

Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammdu Maigari Dingyadi

The Officers and men of the Nigeria Police are ready to take over areas hitherto ravaged by boko haram insurgents, but where peace had been fully restored following the planned withdrawal of the Military from such areas, especially in the North East.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammdu Maigari Dingyadi, said, “arrangements are ongoing in this direction with the military, other security agencies and the key stakeholders”.

“As soon as these discussions are concluded, the Police will diligently swing into action.”

The Minister while commenting on the South West Regional Security outfit, Amotekun, said that, security is an exclusive safe guard of the Federal Government, though any voluntary contribution from any quarter, especially the State Governments is a welcome development.

Alhaji Dingyadi however acknowledged the invaluable assistance of the State Governments and other key stakeholders, even as he stressed,” there should be no any illegality.”

He also averred,” the Constitution of the country is clear about this and any infractions would not be condoned.”

The Minister advised Nigerians to continue and cooperate with government to ensure peace and stability in the country.