The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has said that the Nigeria police need at least N12.7 billion to fight insurgency and rebuild the 56 stations, formations and facilities destroyed by the Boko Haram in the Northeast.
Arase said this during an interactive session with the Haliru Jika-led House Committee on Police Affairs at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, Thursday.
Arase broke down the sum, saying that while N8.7 billion is required to checkmate the Boko Haram insurgency, N4 billion is needed to rebuild the 56 police stations, formations and facilities destroyed by the sect in the region.
“The present devastative situation has constituted a major challenge to the capacity of the police within the formations. The total replacement value of the affected structures is about four billion for us to put those things back to shape.”
However, he told the lawmakers that an outstanding N57 billion from the fund appropriated to the police has not been released till date.