Thursday, June 30, 2011

Changed agenda: CSIS Event will go forward in absence of Hafiz Ringim 30 June 2011

Note: This event has NOT been cancelled. The CSIS Panel Discussion on The Challenge of Police Reform in Africa will go forward.
30 June 2011

Army plans special units to tackle Boko Haram, others

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has recalled the Inspector- General of Police, Hafiz Ringim, who has been visiting the United States (U.S.), to contend with the alarming insecurity at home.

Confirming the recall, Nigeria’s Ambassador to the U.S., Prof. Ade Adefuye said Ringim’s planned public lectures and meetings in the U.S. had all been cancelled as he was billed to leave for Nigeria later yesterday.

Also, the Nigerian Army is set to respond to the security challenge posed by the violence that has been unleashed on the nation by the Boko Haram group and others.

The response is anchored on a plan to set up some specialised units as part of efforts to contain growing violent activities like those of the Boko Haram.


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