Zamfara attack: IGP orders massive deployment of special forces

By Joy Baba

As part of wider strategies towards tackling the recurrent attacks on some Zamfara communities, the Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Mohammed Abubakar has ordered the immediate massive deployment of Special Forces, which comprises ten (10) units of Police Mobile Force (PMF), three (3) units of conventional policemen, a unit of counter-terrorism personnel, Border Patrol Teams and Force Intelligence personnel, drawn from various squadrons and Commands, to reinforce the operation of the existing Force in the affected areas.

This was contained in statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba yesterday, in Abuja.

The statement said the Air Wing of the Nigeria Police will also commence aerial patrol and surveillance, in order to efficiently and effectively monitor the situation.

These directives, which the IGP issued, according to the statement, is in response to the security assessment report of the affected areas, further order extensive covert operations from the Force Intelligence Bureau while the Border Patrol Teams are to maintain adequate surveillance of all border areas around Zamfara to forestall further infiltration and escape of Marauders through the borders.

The IGP urged citizens to cooperate with the Force in its effort at restoring peace and security in the area and advised them to be law-abiding as they go about their lawful businesses.


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