Philippines police will return to drug war, says Rodrigo Duterte
- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he would recall police to fight his drug war, a month after he withdrew them and denounced the force as "corrupt to the core".
"I need more men and I have to call back the police again," Duterte told reporters, adding he had instructed his police chief to find young officers who were not corrupt to join anti-drug groups.
Duterte won presidential elections last year after promising to eradicate drugs in society by killing tens of thousands of people.
Since then, police have reported killing more than 2,550 people, while more than 4,000 others have died in unexplained circumstances, according to official figures.(Excerpt) Read more at: nigeriatoday.ng ...
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