The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Malam Ibrahim Idris, has announced that an Explosives Ordinance (EOD) training school will be established in Maiduguri, Borno State, to check the indiscriminate Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks by Boko Haram Islamic terrorists in the state.
The IGP made the disclosure while addressing officers and men of the Borno command in Maiduguri during an operational visit to access the deployment of troops to schools and other vulnerable locations.
Malam Idris explained that four mobile policemen would be deployed to each school to ensure the safety of staff and students.
He informed officers and men of the command that the Explosives Ordinance (EOD) training school, the first to be established in the country, would enhance the capacity of personnel in counter-terrorism operations.
IGP Idris also said that terrorism investigation units would be deployed to liberated areas to ensure the safe return of IDPs to their communities.
On his part, the Borno State Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, called on the IGP to deploy more personnel to tackle the mounting security challenges like suicide bombings, cattle rustling, drug abuse, gender related violence among other crimes in the state.