Daily Trust (Abuja)

1 August 2014

Nigeria: Govt to Deploy More Female Security Operatives

Following the recent dimension adopted by the Boko Haram of using female suicide bombers, the Federal Government has announced that there will be deployment of more female security operatives to check women.

The Police Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba, disclosed this in Abuja at a briefing on the abducted Chibok schoolgirls and the security situation in the country.

"Terrorists worldwide use women suicide bombers because there is fewer suspicions of women involving in such kind of activities which was why the Boko Haram is try to indoctrinate and recruit women to carry out the bombing for them," he said.

He said the rules of engagement do not allow male security operatives to search women "but now that the insurgents have device a new means, more female security personnel will be engaged."

He said Nigerians should be prepared to see more female police officers, army officers and more female SSS who will be involved in stop and search and other security operation.

Mba called on all the local government chairmen to assist in kicking out street hawking in Nigeria as part of effort to tackle insecurity and use of female suicide bombers by the Boko Haram.

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