- The recent killings in Adamawa and Zamfara state has attracted the attention of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris
- Mubi and Numan in Adamawa state and Shinkafi and Maradun areas in Zamfara state have been under the siege
- IGP Idris ordered commissioners of police and their supervising assistant inspectors to prevent further attacks
The recent killings in Adamawa and Zamfara state has attracted the attention of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris.
Mubi and Numan in Adamawa state and Shinkafi and Maradun areas in Zamfara state have been under the siege in the last few days.
IGP Idris ordered commissioners of police and their supervising assistant inspectors to prevent further attacks, beef up security in their areas of responsibilities and carryout discreet investigation into the killings.
IGP ordered security reinforcements in Zamfara and Adamawa states after the attacks. Photo credit: Situation Room Nigeria
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A statement by police spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, stated that the IGP placed commissioners of police and police personnel nationwide on red-alert and directed 24-hours crime prevention and police patrol of places of worship in the northeast and other vulnerable states in the country.
The IGP also directed the police personnel to nip in the bud and prevent the spread of the renewed Boko Haram attacks on soft targets, such as mosques, churches, markets, schools, motor parks, farm lands, settlements, villages, towns and cities in the northeast and other states.
The police joint team has also being directed to pay particular attention to the security of IDP camps and liberated areas in the region.
“Additional deployment of police personnel from Police Mobile Force (PMF), the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Police Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID) personnel, attack and sniffer dogs section have been made to the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe to bring new impetus to the fight against insurgency by Nigeria Police Force in the affected states,” the statement said.
The police commiserated with the government and people of Adamawa and Zamfara states over the attacks and implored the people in the states to be vigilant and more security conscious most especially during periods of worship.
“A significant number of worshippers should be assigned and rotated to screen and watch over the praying venues to complement police personnel deployed to protect them.
“They are to promptly report suspicious acts or persons to the nearest police detachment or station to avert untoward incidents,” the statement advised.
Also, commissioners of police in the states have been redirected by the IGP to make additional posting of Joint Police Team to patrol mosques and churches and other vulnerable locations on 24-hours bases to ensure that no such attack occur again.
The area commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and other commanding officers in the area commands, divisions in the towns and villages are under strict instructions to work with the people in the localities and sustain police visibility patrols in the states.
Recently, the Nigeria police paraded some suspected criminal elements said to specialize in kidnapping, armed robbery and car snatching.
The different gangs paraded by the police reportedly operates in the Abuja-Kaduna, Abuja-Minna-Bida, Birnin Gwari-Funtua and Abuja-Lokoja highways.
They were arrested as a result of the Operation Absolute Sanity, which was recently strengthened with additional police personnel and needed logistics by the IGP.
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