By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has deployed the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone 7, Taiwo Lakanu to lead Police Special Intervention Force to quell crisis in Kaduna State.
The police in a statement issued yesterday by by its spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood said Lakanu is to restore lasting peace to Kasuwar Magani area in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Peoples Daily recalls that on Sunday afternoon, trouble brewed from the flash point at Kasuwar Magani, where the traditional leader was kidnapped last week, into an unknown part of the city centre.
The Police statement also condemned the attack and killing of innocent people.
The Police said it is concerned over the attack and killings of Fifty-Five people, and the disturbance of peace in Kasuwar Magani on the 18th of October, 2018.
The statement said the AIG is leading the Police Special Intervention Force comprising Four (4) Units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) specially trained Anti-Riot Policemen, Counter Terrorism Unit, Conventional Policemen and Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS).
Other units in the force include; Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU), State Intelligence Bureau (SIB), detachment of EOD and Police K9 (Sniffer Dogs Section) are already on ground at Kasuwar Magani.
He said, “Twenty-two suspects directly involved have been arrested and now in Police custody and some of the prominent personalities kidnapped during the incident have been rescued by the Police.”
He said, “The operations will cover the entire Kasuwar Magani and environs, and other flash/trouble spots in Kaduna State.”