Maiduguri—The Federal government yesterday deployed about 200 Mobile Policemen (MOPOLs) and other para-military personnel to Bama town, Bama local government area of Borno State to restore civil authority in the town.
Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima at his temporary office in Bama, yesterday who disclosed this while welcoming the officers and men in the Police Force, NSCDC and NIS, led by Borno State Deputy Commissioner of police (Operations), Mr. Wakil Maye, promised that he will be visiting Bama frequently until the reconstruction was completed by December.
Shettima said: “I want to welcome you all to Bama town, your duties to is spread across the town and restore civil authority. Meanwhile, you are to work with the military who liberated the town from invaders because we are here for the same mission.
He assured that two months’ allowances will be paid upfront and mattresses and other items be given to them. He said: “Today, your two months allowances shall be paid that is October and November, also mattresses, mosquito nets and food will be given to you free but be extra vigilant while carrying out your duties.”
The state Deputy Commissioner of Police, Wakil Maye thanked the Governor for the gesture towards the personnel and promised that more personnel will arrive soon.
“I thank you for the support sir, we are here to support the efforts of military and facilitate the civil authority. I can assure you more personnel will be deployed soon.” DCP Maye said.
Bama, the second largest town in Borno was captured and destroyed by insurgents on September 1, 2014, but with the relative peace and its liberation by troops, the state governor relocated temporarily to Bama since last Wednesday to fast-track rebuilding of the town.