Banditry:  IGP leads patrol,tactical squads on Abuja-Kaduna Expressway

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.The IGP and his men during the patrol

… Deploys heavily-armed tactical squads, UAVs

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba on Saturday patrolled the entire 163km stretch of the Abuja-Kaduna expressway for hands-on assessment of the security challenges.

A statement by the Acting Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi indicated the the IGP personally supervised the operational deployment of officers drawn from the police tactical squads to ensure the safety of travellers along the route.

In the course of the patrol, the IGP mapped out some salient and strategic points along the expressway which were immediately fortified with the deployment of operatives drawn from the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Special Force, Intelligence Response Team, and the Special Tactical Squad.

The statement added that the airwing operatives in charge of unmanned aerial vehicles of the Nigeria Police Force were also activated.

During the patrol, IGP Alkali equally visited personnel of the Armed Forces and Police deployed at Rijana to secure technical crew of the Nigeria Railway Corporation undertaking repair works at the damaged train coaches and rail line in the axis, to boost their morale and assess the state of their post.

The Inspector-General of Police assures that with the strategic and operational deployment of officers along the route, normalcy would once again be restored.

He tasked members of the public on active intelligence sharing with Law Enforcement Agencies for effective policing of all spaces.

 

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