The Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris has deployed additional 2000 Police Mobile Force and Counter Terrorism, Units personnel and Sniffer Dog Sections to the North East to fight Boko Haram insurgency under the Operation Lafiya Dole.
A statement by Police spokesman, DCP Jimoh Moshood said the new deployment is consistent with Section 4 of the Police Act and Regulations.
He said the police may perform such military duties within or outside Nigeria as may be required of them under the authority of the police act or any other Act.
He said the deployment is also to support the strength of the military to defeat the Boko Haram Insurgency.
Moshood added that the Counter Terrorism Units of the Force has deployed over 1,250 specially trained Counter Terrorism Police personnel.