BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim K. Idris on July 13, 2017 commenced official visit to the Police personnel deployed on crime prevention, control and detection on Abuja-Kaduna highway and for an on-the-spot assessment of security situation along Abuja/Kaduna/Kano highways.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood said the visit is also to asses and ensure the high alertness of Police personnel deployed to curtail crimes and criminality along the affected highways.
Moshood said the IGP also addressed 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.
He said while in suleja, IGP Idris paid courtesy call on the Emir of zazzan, Suleja, Alhaji Muhammad Awwal Ibrahim to commiserate with him over the disaster caused by flood in his dormain and condole him and the people of Suleja over the incident.
According to Moshood; “The IGP also visited Suleja Area Command under Niger State Police Command and Zuba Division in Federal Capital Territory before he proceeded 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 the Abuja-Kaduna highway during which he impressed on them, the need to work in synergy and cooperation in the interest of National Security.”
Following cases of kidnappings, armed robberies and other violent crimes on the Abuja-Kaduna highway, IGP Idris in June, 2017 deployed 600 Police personnel of Special Intervention Forces, comprising Police Mobile Force (PMF), 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 the vicious and notorious kidnap for ransom and armed robbery gangs responsible for kidnappings and armed robberies along Abuja-Kaduna Highway