IGP Ibrahim Idris Deploys Special Intervention Force To Plateau

By Ikenga Chronicles June 25, 2018

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has deployed a Special Intervention Force to Plateau to restore peace in Barkin Ladi, Riyom, and Jos South local government areas as well as other flashpoints in the state.

A statement by the force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, on Monday in Abuja, noted that two police aerial surveillance helicopters, five Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and three Police Mobile Force Units (PMF) were deployed.

He said that two Counter Terrorism Units (CTU),Police Intelligence Unit and conventional police personnel from other states have also been deployed to the affected areas.

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Mr Moshood added that the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of operations had relocated to Plateau on the directive of the IGP, to coordinate and supervise the operations.

He noted that “the I-G has directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of I-G monitoring unit to lead the police special investigation team to the affected areas and other flashpoints in Plateau.”

Moshood stated that the investigation team comprised of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), the Special Tactical Squad (STS) and the Technical Platforms.

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He said, “the team is to carry out a thorough and discreet investigation into the killings and promptly apprehend those responsible.”

The Spokesman added that the police special intervention force included personnel of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID), a detachment of Police Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), Police K9 (Sniffer Dogs Section), conventional policemen, special anti-robbery squads.

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Moshood said that the teams, which had started arriving, were already working with the police command in the state to restore peace and sustain normalcy in the affected areas.

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