Coomassie made the observation on Tuesday in an interview with newsmen shortly after the inauguration of the renovated Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) building complex.
He called on Nigerians to play their part by providing the police and other security agencies with relevant information to enable them to get rid of the sect.
“You can see that the Boko Haram menace has now subsided.
“The Federal Government is now active and doing a lot of work to get rid of these people (sect members).
“With more intelligence and effective cooperation, we will return to the status quo where we live in peaceful existence in this country.
“But, it is the job of all of us, if you have information, authentic intelligence information, pass to the police and other security agencies,’’ he said.
The former I-G urged government to continue to provide the police with the wherewithal including training and retraining them to do their job and make the nation safer and secured.
Earlier, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, the Inspector-General of Police, said that the police authorities were committed to provide conducive environment for personnel for effective policing.
Abubakar commended the officers and men of the force for doing their best in the current fight against crime and insecurity in the country, but urged them to do more.
“You have been putting in good efforts in your fight against crime but, I expect nothing less than the best henceforth.
“You have been provided with a very conducive working environment and necessary tools to do your work and this must reflect in your mode of operations and activities,’’ he said.
The Minister of Police Affairs, retired Navy Capt. Caleb Olubolade, said that the capability to properly investigate crime, was a major factor in achieving national security.
“With this project (renovated complex), there is no doubt in my mind that the police is now better-prepared to discharge their responsibility of proper investigation of crime,’’ he said.
Olubolade said that proper crime investigation could result to “safer and more secured Nigeria.’’ (NAN)
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