The Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, made the disclosure at a monthly police meeting in Maiduguri.
Chukwu said policemen and women had been deployed to various schools in line with presidential directives to secure the schools.
He said that the command had directed all its units to strengthen and ensure protection of students and teachers in schools in their respective areas.
He said Police Area commands had also been directed to organise stakeholders’ meeting to enhance security in schools.
The commissioner said the schools should also monitor movement of students, teachers and visitors.
“Schools should encourage use of dogs to compliment the existing security,” he said.
He called on the people to cooperate with security agencies by giving them useful information, assuring that such information would be kept confidential.