The police on Wednesday said it would deploy dogs to Murtala Muhammed International Airport and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport to check drug smuggling into the country.
The police also said sniffer dogs will be deployed to motor parks in Borno State, mosques and checkpoints to curb the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) by suicide bombers.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, disclosed these during the flag off of the K9 dog trailers deployment.
He said: “Now that we are facing security challenges, we have to deploy more of these dogs to Abuja and Lagos airports to address the problem of drug smuggling.
“Also, they would be deployed to Muna garage in Borno State and checkpoints. The dogs will help us to identify destructive substances and also help in crowd control and other things.
The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Force Animal Branch, Charles Ugomuoh, said the newly acquired K9 dog trailers would be used to prevent crime and boost the nation’s security.
The AIG explained said the acquisition of the K9 trailers is part of IGP’S effort to use modern technologies in crime fighting.