Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has revealed that the Nigerian Police force has lost a total of 90,000 police officers since Boko Haram Insurgency started four years ago.
Arase said this while addressing journalists at the police command headquarters in Sokoto, the Sokoto State capital.
He explained that the Police Force had initiated a scheme to cater for the family of officers who lost their lives while on duty in the North-east.
He said “We have incorporated a scholarship scheme for the children of our officers who lost their lives in the North-east. This is to ensure that they continue with their studies so as to enable them achieve their potential.”
He added that efforts are being made to recruit more men because the number of police officers in the country currently is not enough to secure the life of every Nigerian.
He also stated that the police in conjunction with the United Nations Habitat were making arrangements to build 25,000 houses for officers.
He said “It is true that our numeric strength is not sufficient but we are going to bring in more people. What I am emphasising is that every Nigerian should be security conscious, and that is the most important thing.”