The United Kingdom, through its Conflict, Stability and Security Fund, trained, empowered about 137 Nigerian Police personnel, officers in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, the conflict zone of Boko Haram insurgency group in the North-East, Nigeria.
The workshop training exercise lasted for a week with the theme tagged: Democratic Policing and Response to Issues of Drugs and Sexual Violence in Internally Displaced Persons, IDP camps.
It was disclosed that the government of Nigeria entered into a mutual relationship of partnership with the United Kingdom, UK to war against social vices such as drug abuse and sexual molestation violence against women, girls in IDPs camps housing internally displaced persons as refugees in the North-East, Nigeria.
The United Kingdom, UK also constructed about nine modern police stations with solid metal containers stationed in Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs camps, to deter crime and social vices.
The Borno State Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, stated that, “The reason for our choice of participants for this training is predicated on security concerns of internally displaced persons in the camps in the aftermath of alleged human rights violation in 2015.
“Democratic policing entails the need to create institutions for effective law enforcement and for the maintenance of social order as well as preventing these institutions from becoming tools of oppression.
“It is the belief of the Inspector-General of Police and the Force High Command that all participants have been greatly enriched and better equipped with the requisite skills and knowledge to respond professionally to issues of drugs and sexual violence not only in IDP camps, but also in the discharge of their constitutional responsibilities as officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force.”
The United Kingdom, UK constructed about nine modern police stations with solid metal containers stationed in Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs camps, to deter crime and social vices.