Police will soon recover police training school overrun by Boko Haram – IGP assures

Ibrahim Idris, Acting Inspector-General of Police on Saturday reiterated the readiness of the Nigeria Police Force to recover the Mobile Police Training School at Gwoza, Borno State.

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Idris disclosed this at the Passing-Out of the Squadron Commanders Seminar/Combat Operation Course 02/2016 at Ila-Orogun in Osun State.

He reiterated the determination of the police under his watch to accord more attention to special police unit.

According to him, the training school, deserted due to the activities of Boko Haram insurgents, will be recovered.

The insurgents had overrun the school, killing several persons.

The Acting IGP added that due to enormous security challenges facing the country, the police would go through total restructuring and reforms to ensure the stability of the nation.

He urged the Squadron Commanders to display high level of professionalism and commitment in discharging their duties as human life was directly connected to their activities, hence the need to be in control of their men always.

He said: “Certain core values of accountability, transparency and respect for diversity of the country must be imbibed as part of policy direction of the police.

“Security challenges in our country today requires special police unit that is equipped to tackle serious crime and not bodyguards of some individuals.

“This training is timely and significant, considering the level of security challenges facing the nation as the present administration is striving hard to tackle issues like terrorism, kidnapping, and oil theft.”

Fifty nine out of the 60 Squadron Commanders who attended the three-week course had been recommended for pass-out after a rigorous, tedious and all-encompassing course.

Meanwhile, the Commandant of the Training school, ACP Mohammed Dankwara, explained that the three-week training saw the course participants through theory and practical work, including strategic leadership/management course.

Dankwa further explained that the course participants had exhibited a high sense of discipline and commitment while the course lasted.

The state Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated the new IGP and urged him to make a difference.

Aregbesola also charged the commandant of the training school to include agricultural activities in the scope of their training in line with the arable nature of the environment where the school was located.

He said: “This environment is typically forest belt, with enough arable land for agricultural activities. “l hereby urge you to include agriculture in the scope of your training. “You know that food is the greatest threat to security.”



  1. I thought BokoHaram was already….what was the language used again. Defeated or was it decimated ?
    How the furck are they able to overrun a military training school ?
    it’s as if they are being strategically preserved for future use(another Govt) like these Avengers folks.

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