Counterinsurgency: Borno Forum Honours Commander of Defunct SARS in the State
The Borno Emirate Concerned Citizens Forum (BRCCF) has presented an award of honour to Muhammed Ibrahim, the Officer in Charge (OC) of the defunct Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (F-SARS) in the state, for “his exceptional courage” and promotion of peace in the region.
Mr Ibrahim, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), headed the Borno state Police command’s Anti-robbery Crack Squad before it was later converted to SARS from 2011 to 2020.
While presenting the Award to the recipient in Maiduguri, the Chairman of BECCF, Alhaji Zanna Hassan-Boguma, said police officer and his team had achieved alot in curbing criminality, kidnapping and actively involved in counter-unsurgency.
He said that their complimentary support to the Nigerian military in the counter insurgency campaign had risen within residents of Maiduguri and indeed other local government areas (LGA) of the state.
Also speaking, Yusuf Zannah-Bukar Mandara, a Member of the Borno Elders Forum, congratulated the officer for his exceptional leadership qualities in Crimes fighting.
Mandara said “This Award of Excellence in service is quite important and signifies your commitment to your service. The Forum understand that the successes recorded during your time as the Commander of the defunct FSARS is exceptional and was conducted with high sense of professionalism and human feelings.
“This assertion might be contrary to the perception held by others from far away because we in Borno have maintain that FSARS police unit is extraordinarily significant in the restoration of peace in the state.
“You should be proud of this honour, and the Forum want you to know that we are not only proud of you but also thrilled to see you advancing in your career in good health and prosperity.
While dedicating the award to members of the defunct SARS and the Civilian-JTF in the state, CSP Muhammed promised to sustain the tempo of crime-fighting through interagency collaboration and stakeholders engagements.