Abuja – The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered the immediate massive deployment of Special Forces to counter terrorism in Zamfara State.
According Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, the development was part of the wider strategies at tackling the recurrent attacks on some communities in the state.
He said the Special Forces were drawn from various Squadrons and Commands to reinforce the operation of the existing Force in the affected areas.
They comprised such units as Police Mobile Force (PMF), Units of Conventional Policemen, a Unit of Counter-Terrorism personnel, Border Patrol Teams and Force Intelligence personnel.
Mba added that the Air Wing of the Nigeria Police would also commence aerial patrol and surveillance in order to efficiently and effectively monitor the situation.
“These directives which the IGP issued in response to the security assessment report of the affected areas, further order extensive covert operations from the Force Intelligence Bureau while the Border Patrol Teams are to maintain adequate surveillance of all border areas around Zamfara to forestall further infiltration and escape of Marauders through the borders,” Mba said.
He said the IGP commiserated with the families of the victims of the attacks and urged citizens to cooperate with the Force in its effort at restoring peace and security in the area.
The police executive also advised them to be law-abiding as they went about their lawful businesses.
– CAJ News
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