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Police need N12.7b to fight insurgency, rebuild stations – IGP

The Nigeria police need at least N12.7 billion to
fight insurgency and rebuild the 56 stations,
formations and facilities destroyed by the Boko
Haram in the Northeast, the Inspector- General of
Police, Solomon Arase, has said.

Arase said this during an interactive session with
the Haliru Jika- headed House Committee on Police
Affairs at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja,

While breaking down the funds, Arase told the
lawmakers that while N8.7 billion is required to
checkmate the Boko Haram insurgency, N4 billion
is needed to rebuild the 56 police stations,
formations and facilities destroyed by the sect in
the region.

The IGP, however, said an outstanding
N57billionfrom the fund appropriated to the police
has not been released till date.

Arase said, “A total of 56 police stations,
formations and facilities have been destroyed by

“The present devastative situation has constitutes a
major challenge to the capacity of the police within
the formations. The total replacement value of the
affected structures is about four billion for us to
put those things back to shape.”

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