IGP Deploys Additional 600 Special Intervention Forces On Abuja-Kaduna Highway
Concerned with cases of kidnappings, armed robberies and other violent crimes on Abuja-Kaduna road, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni, in June, 2017 made additional Deployment of Six hundred (600) Police personnel of Special Intervention Forces, comprising Police Mobile Force (PMF), the Counter Terrorism Units, Federal Highway Patrol Teams, Safer highway patrols, Intelligent Response Team (IRT), Special Tactical Squad (STS), Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and Anti-Kidnapping Units to root out these vicious and notorious kidnap for ransom and armed robbery gangs that were responsible for many kidnappings and armed robberies along Abuja-Kaduna Highway and render the Abuja-Kaduna Highway safe for motorists, travellers, and other road users. The operations has been yielding positive results.
Consequently, the Inspector-General of Police, on 13th July, 2017 commenced official visit of the Police personnel deployed on crime prevention, control and detection on Abuja-Kaduna highway.
He also used the opportunity to carry out on-the-spot assessment of security situation along Abuja/Kaduna/Kano Highways and ensure high alertness of Police personnel deployed to curtail crimes and criminality along these Highways. The IGP also address the people in the communities and other stakeholders in the towns and villages along the Abuja-Kaduna Highway on the need to be vigilant and cooperate with police personnel deployed for the operations.
While in suleja, the Inspector General of Police pays courtesy call to the Emir of zazzan, suleja, Alhaji Muhammad Awwal Ibrahim to commiserate with him over the disaster caused by flood in the Area and condole him and the people of Suleja over the incident. He also visited Suleja Area Command under Niger State Police Command and Zuba Division in Federal Capital Territory before he proceeds to other locations in Kaduna and Kano States.
The Inspector General of Police and his entourage spent hours before reaching Kaduna. On his way he addressed officers and men deployed on Abuja-Kaduna Highway, on the Kaduna side, he encouraged them to fight crime and criminality to its barest in the area. The Police personnel were in high morale. The IGP also addressed the personnel of the Military and other sister security agencies on joint operations with the Police personnel at Alherikam on Abuja-Kaduna Highway. He impressed on them the need to work in synergy and cooperation in the interest of National Security.