Policemen operate under trees in Yobe – CP
The Yobe State Police Commissioner, Zanna M Ibrahim, yesterday said lack of office accommodation has compelled police officers and men to operate under trees.
Zannah, while receiving the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 12, AIG Tunde Ogunsakin, said, “apart from one or two structures standing, like the commissioner’s house, B Division and CID, no other structure is standing in this command. All others have been destroyed. Most of the officers live in rented houses, make shift offices, and under trees”.
He said the command used to have 3,474 operatives but that the figure has gone down due to transfers.
“By the time I took over in September, 226 personnel had been transferred without replacements. This development has added to the manpower constrain in this command despite our peculiarity,” he said.
He lamented that the command lacks officers and men to handle professional departments, adding, “presently, we don’t have a single lawyer in the legal department and ICT experts are also needed”
Earlier, the AIG had assured that he would channel all their complaints to the Inspector General of Police, adding that the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration is committed to operatives’ welfare.
He said with the cooperation of the state government and Inspector General of Police, entitlements would be paid promptly to policemen serving in the command.
Asst. InspectorGeneral of Police, Tunde Ogunsakin (middle) with other senior police officers during his visit to Yobe State yesterday.