THE new Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 15, with headquarters in Maiduguri, Mr Yahaya Abubakar, on Wednesday charged the University of Maiduguri to introduce security-related courses.
This, he said, would enable security personnel in the zone to study the courses.
Spokesman for the police zone, DSP Geoffrey Atsacha, said Abubakar made the call during a familiarisation visit to the vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Aliyu Shugaba.
Abubakar said diploma or degree programmes in police studies, forensic science and ICT would be of tremendous importance to the police and to other security agencies.
The AIG lauded the university on infrastructural development and assured the vice-chancellor of police’s readiness to continue to partner with it in matters of crime control and community safety.
Responding, Prof. Shugaba lauded the police for their effective role in keeping the university safe, adding that notwithstanding the insurgency in Borno, the university never shut down on account of insecurity.
He also commended the police for prompt responses to cases from the university and assured the commitment of the university to partner with the police and with other security agencies.
Shugaba urged the AIG to address the rehabilitation of the police out-post in the university which he said would help in crime management in the institution which has about 75,000 students.
The AIG paid similar familiarisation visit to the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Umar-Garbai El-Kanemi. (NAN)