Plateau Killings: IGP In Jos, Meets Governor, Stakeholders ...Orders deployment of tactical teams, equipment, relocation of AIG zone 4 to the state
By Adedeji ADEMUYIWA
Nigeria - The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun Ph.D., NPM, and the Force Management team today, 29th December, 2023 in Jos, Plateau State, met the state governor, Celeb Manasseh Muftwang alongside key stakeholders in the region to address the recent tragic attacks that occurred in the Barkin Ladi, Mangu, and Bokkos Local Government Areas of the State on December 24th, resulting in the loss of several lives.
Addressing the situation decisively, the IGP, as stated by the Force spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, ordered the immediate deployment of a specialized team comprising operatives from the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counterterrorism Unit (CTU), Special Forces (SF), Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), and the Special Tactical Squad (STS).
Their primary objective, as stated by Adejobi is to meticulously comb the affected areas, identify the culprits, and ensure swift justice is served to restore enduring peace.
"Moreover, the IGP also visited Bokkos to assess the situation firsthand and interact with the local community affected by this unfortunate event. To bolster the Force's response and effectiveness in Plateau State, the IGP has ordered the temporary relocation of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 4, AIG Ebong Eyibio Ebong, psc(+), fcpa, mni, to the state.
"This temporary relocation is aimed at coordinating the operations, which commence immediately. Additionally, extra operational assets have been deployed to the state to facilitate a comprehensive and swift investigation.
"The Inspector-General of Police has also shown readiness and commitment, in line with the president's directive, to collaborate with the military in a joint effort to decimate the activities of the armed militia responsible for these attacks.
"He urged the people of Plateau not to add any ethnic coloration to the incident, emphasizing that it's the handiwork of armed criminals, as the entire nation has condemned the attacks in unison.
"The Nigeria Police Force reassures the citizens of Plateau State and the nation at large of its unrelenting commitment to diligently pursue justice and ensure the safety and security of all residents.
"The IGP extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims affected by this tragic incident and reaffirms the Force's staunch dedication to upholding law, order, and peace in the region", Adejobi stated.
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