The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has ordered Command Commissioners of Police to immediately commence security audit and threats analysis of all boarding schools nationwide.
The directive is part of deliberate and proactive efforts geared towards bolstering security network around boarding schools nationwide and also the safety and security of students and other stakeholders in the nation’s secondary institutions of learning.
According to Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the outcome of this exercise will greatly assist Police authorities and other security agencies in the task of designing security strategies that will help in promoting safety and security in the schools.
“It is equally expected that the result of the consultations, threat analysis and the attendant security awareness campaigns will help in reducing the vulnerability of the schools and strengthen an otherwise soft terror target.
The Commissioners of Police are expected to work in conjunction with other security agencies, the Ministry of Education of the various states across the Country, the management and staff of the schools, the Parents Teachers Association (PTA), the host communities and other stakeholders so as to obtain the most reliable intelligence.
“Finally, the IGP reassures the citizens that the Police along with other security forces will remain committed to their mandate of protecting the lives and property of all Nigerian citizens, at all places and at all times. He calls for the continuous support of the Nigerian public,” Mba states.