…Deploys Airwing For Operation On Kaduna-Abuja Highway, Zamfara, Others
The Nigeria Police Force, yesterday, declared war on bandits, Unknown Gun Men (UGM) and other group threatening security of lives and properties of the people.
In a press statement by the acting Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, and a copy made available to BUSINESSINSIDERNG, he said the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has directed the Airwing of the force to provide air support to the ground troops whenever they are on operation in the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.
He also disclosed that the force acquired 55 additional Lorries, 5 water tankers, 2 coaster buses and 15 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs), to aid strategic deployment of tactical squads to tackle Insecurity across the country, especially in the crisis ridden areas.
The IGP, who has reiterated his commitment to continually provide necessary welfare and safer environment for police operatives at the forefront in crisis areas, immediately directed that the logistics and assets be made available for the ongoing serial operations being executed by the police at strategic locations in the county.
In the same vein, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has released adequate funds to upgrade the police ICT platforms to the required status, capable of combating the present security issues and realities in Nigeria as such will go a long way in alleviating the operational challenges of police troops on various tactical operations in Nigeria.
The Police boss however appealed to the general pubic not to panic in view of the heavily armed Police tactical squads who have been deployed for various operations, as they have been warned to be professional, civil and to operate within the ambit of the law. He also sought for maximum cooperation with the police operatives in many areas especially information sharing, in order to make the operations successful.
The IGP emphatically restated his zeal to fight criminal elements who are bent on neutralising and truncating the security system, peace and harmony we deserve in this country.