A member of the Police Service Commission, Austin Braimoh, has said recent Boko Haram onslaught on rice farmers in the Jere Local Government Area of Borno State could have been averted with police presence.
According to him, the men of the Nigeria Police Force have vital role to play in stabilising the North-East after the military liberates the territory.
Braimoh, a Commissioner in the PSC Board, however, said the Police Force lack the sophisticated weaponry to fight internal insurrection. The PSC commissioner spoke on Tuesday morning while featuring on a television programme in Abuja.
He said, “We do not have the required armoury to face internal insurrection. Like what is happening in Borno State, you will agree with me that the police is the number one institution that is supposed to be on ground to maintain peace. By the time the military liberates the territory, we are supposed to have strong police presence in that environment.