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IGP Deploys 15 Police Units To Tackle Benue Attacks


Inspector-General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris

15 more police units, special forces, and technical and intelligence teams have been deployed by the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris, to prevent further attacks in Benue State.

Commissioner of Police Fatai Owoseni revealed the deployment on Monday.

He said: “The Inspector-General is seriously committed to ending the killings in the state and the country. It is that commitment that informed the reinforcement of our command to nip crime and killings in the bud.

“The IG has continued to support us. As of today, 15 units’ squadrons from 15 states have been deployed to support the existing officers on ground. Police Special Forces, Intelligence and Technical teams were also deployed.”

The CP also said that the command has rescued the non-commissioned officer (NCO), who was missing in the weekend’s attack on Yogbo, Guma Local Government Area.

Owoseni stated that the policeman was “unhurt, his weapon safe, in high spirits and has rejoined his colleagues.”

He added that security agencies had flush out the hoodlums from the community and hoped to maintain the achievement.

He said peace had been restored in Yogbo, adding that the command has deployed forces in “Kwande, Agatu, Gboko, Makurdi, Buruku, Katsina-Ala, Gwer West and Vandeikya councils for proactive measures”.

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