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IG of Police orders special strike force to Kogi

29 June 2016, 12:02

Kogi - The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate deployment of a Special Strike Force to Kogi State to combat kidnapping and other crimes within the state and environs, Daily Trust reports.

A statement by police spokesman, DCP Don Awunah, on Tuesday said the deployment became imperative as the police could no longer watch innocent citizens suffer in the hands of criminals rampaging Kogi and environs.

He said with the presence of the Strike Force, Kogi State and environs were expected to enjoy peace but advised those deployed for the assignment  to serve the people but not turn themselves into demi-gods.

IGP Ibrahim Idris urged members of the public to give the Strike Force the desired cooperation and assistance, the statement said.

Punch reports that contrary to reports that Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Shuaibu Gambo, was queried over the shoddy investigation into the abduction of a teenager, Ese Oruru early this year, our correspondent gathered that it was AIG Yabo Tambari that was queried.

Findings indicate that Tambari was the AIG in charge of Zone 1,Kano, during the incident while AIG Gambo was the officer that rescued Ese after he was directed to take over the case from Tambari.

- News 24


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