Police Will Not Negotiate With Boko Haram - Police IG
KANO, Feb 18, (THEWILL) - The Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Hafiz Ringim, has said the police force would not enter into any negotiations with the Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group that has continued to unleash mayhem in some northern states of the nation.
Mr. Ringim described the sect as a criminal organisation and assured that the police would continue to arrest and prosecute members of the sect and others who threaten the peaceful coexistence of Nigerians.
The IG made the disclosure at the passing out parade of Cadet ASPs and Cadet Inspectors of Police at the Police College in Wudil, Kano.
He assured in his speech that the federal government has provided funds and hardware for the police to enable it deal with violence nationwide especially, during and after the April general elections.
In his address to the graduates, the IG said, “I remember at the inception of the course in August 2009 you were all apprehensive about the 18 months duration, but today you have successfully completed the ‘too hard and long to endure training.’
‘Your perseverance has taken you there, this is one of the top criteria that qualifies you as Commissioned Police Officers, be sure you are good representatives and ambassadors of the Nigeria Police Force wherever you are deplored,” he advised.
203 Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and 211 Inspectors were added to the police force while three Cadet Inspectors who did not measure up to standards would be retrained for three additional months.