Police deploys special force to Kaduna

Bitrus Kozah & Martha Obi, Abuja

The Nigeria’s Police Force has deployed Special Forces to put an end to the recent killings in some communities in the Southern part of Kaduna State.

The Inspector General of the Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris said the Special Forces have a mandate to ensure that they flush out perpetrators of the violence wherever they are and restore peace and order in the area within the shortest possible time.

Mr. Idris also directed the aerial surveillance of the area, so as to detect movement of criminals who in most cases are responsible for attacks on some remote farm settlements.

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He reiterated that the force was committed to ensuring lasting peace and security in the area.

The Inspector General of Police restated that the Force was determined to deal with any person or group of persons, who are either engaged in fuelling the amber of discord among peace loving people of Kaduna State.

He advised “law abiding citizens to be watchful and report any suspicious movements or activities that are likely to temper with the peaceful atmosphere of the environment to the police and other security agencies.”

Kaduna State has introduced stop and search points everywhere in the State which led to their security success.

Meanwhile, the police has stressed that there is synergy between the military and police to address security challenges in the State.

The Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Aliyu Usman was speaking to Voice of Nigeria in Kaduna on security situations in the State.

ASP Usman said, “the State police were re-strategized which enabled them to make some achievements by arresting about 423 suspects of various offenses. 384 of the offenses were charged to court, 39 are still under investigation and 97 fire arms amongst others were recovered.”