Sun. Feb 28th, 2021

Insecurity: 150 officers deployed to tackle kidnappings, killings in FCT

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Victoria Ogunrinde

In a bid to combat the alarming rate of Killings and Kidnap, about One-hundred and Fifty (150) police officers were deployed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) on Wednesday to tackle issues of security challenges in the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Abuja.

Recalled that IGP Adamu, last Monday launched a strategic operation (Operation Puff Adder II) involving the deployment of human and operational assets to address the emerging security challenges and rid the country of criminal elements.

The Commissioner of Police FCT, Bala Ciroma charged all the deployed officers to be professional, firm, dedicated, civil with law-abiding citizens and ruthless to all criminal elements.

He said FCT should be more fortified, adding that the deployed officers are up to the task.

Ciroma said: “Consequently, the Inspector-General of Police has graciously deployed one-hundred and fifty (150) personnel consisting of operatives from the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit and Special Forces to the Federal Capital Territory to reinforce the on-going counter kidnapping operations. The deployment will strengthen security, dismantle and dislodge all criminal hideouts especially kidnappers camp within the FCT.

“Furthermore, the Command will anchor on this operation to foster community policing and collaboration with sister security agencies. Hence, I charge all personnel deployed within the FCT to be professional, firm, dedicated, civil with law-abiding citizens and ruthless to all criminal elements.

“I want to use this medium to reassure FCT residents of the Command’s unwavering commitment towards the protection of lives and property within the Federal Capital Territory.

“In addition, I wish to express my profound gratitude to the Inspector-General of Police IGP, Mohammed Adamu and the Minister of the FCT, Mallam Muhammed Bello for their unflinching support towards the FCT Command. I also want to appreciate the Gentlemen of the Press and all those who volunteered useful information to the Command in its fight against crime.”

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