Gen Akinroluyo Confirms Deployment of Police Men for Military Operation in North-East
(ADDRESS OF THE THEATRE COMMANDER OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE MAJOR GENERAL BENSON A. AKINROLUYO TO MEMBERS OF THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE INDUCTED INTO THE THEATRE OF OPERATION ON FRIDAY 4 JANUARY 2019 AT 333 ARTILLERY REGIMENT NJIMTILO)
It is my pleasure to congratulate you on the successful completion of your 4 weeks training at the Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Buni Yadi and to welcome you to Operation LAFIYA DOLE theatre.
I believe you have fully imbibed the requisite training aimed at building your confidence, and are now better equipped to carry out the task of stabilizing liberated towns and communities to which you will be deployed.
Soon after my address today, you will be conveyed to your respective places of primary assignment in designated towns, including Bama, Gubio, Dikwa, Damboa and Maiduguri.
I must mention here that some of your colleagues have been earlier deployed to Damaturu and Biu, since you concluded your training at Buni Yadi.
The necessary logistics, including sleeping kits, Ration Cash Allowance for your feeding, as well as your Operational Allowance have been provided.
Therefore, be rest assured that your entitlements as operatives in this theatre will be given to you.
The Nigeria Police Force Coordinator and the Component Commander have intimated me of your exemplary conduct and high morale, demonstrated since your arrival in this camp.
I must add however, that the Force Headquarters and indeed Headquarters Operation LAFIYA DOLE expect nothing less than professionalism from each and every one of you, as you go about your duties.
I must reiterate at this juncture, that I have zero tolerance for any form of Human Rights violation and indiscipline. Therefore, you must ensure without unduly compromising, that you endear yourselves to your host communities and towns, in tandem with the popular slogan, “POLICE IS YOUR FRIEND”.
I also urge you to cooperate and work in cordiality with the soldiers and other security agents within the theatre.
Once again, you are welcome to Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
Major General Benson A. Akinroluyo
Operation Lafiya Dole