The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has deployed special teams and two helicopters to crisis ridden Plateau state to prevent further killing of innocent lives.
This was contained in a statement issued on Monday by the Force Public Relation Officer, Jimoh Moshood.
It will be recalled that suspected herdsmen killed over 80 person and destroyed properties worth million of naira in Gashish district of Barkin Ladi local government area of the state.
The statement reads “the deputy Inspector-general of police in charge of operations has relocated on the directive of the IGP to Plateau to coordinate and supervise operations on the ground.
“Two police aerial surveillance helicopters, five armored personnel Carriers (APCs), three police mobile force units (PMF), two counter terrorism cells (CTU ) and police intelligence unit and conventional police personnel from other states have been deployed to the affected areas in Plateau state,” the statement read.
“The police aerial surveillance helicopters and other components of the intervention force are already in the state. Their arrival in the state has restored peace and prevent further attacks in the affected areas.
“The IGP has directed the commissioner in charge IGP monitoring Unit to lead the Police Special investigation Team to the affected areas and other flash points in Plateau state.
“The investigation Team comprises the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), the Special Tactical Squad (STS) and the Technical Platforms. The team is to carryout a thorough and discreet investigation into the killings and promptly apprehend those responsible.
“Members of the public in the affected areas, other flash points or in any other location in the state in distress or with information to the force special intervention force and the investigation team can use the following numbers: 07059473022, 08038907662, 08075391844, and 09053872296.”