Saturday, 6 August 2016
Police Boss Deploys 510 Policemen To Patrol Abuja-Kaduna Highway Kidnapping Hotspots
Sequel to sporadic kidnapping, armed robbery and other forms of social vices along the Abuja-Kaduna highway, the Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has deployed a detachment of 510 mobile police personnel to patrol the highway.
The Police boss also ordered his men to cut off the hands of any criminal element aiming gun at innocent citizens and officers of the Nigeria Police Force.
Flagging off the operation “Operation Maximum Safety on Kaduna-Abuja Highway," IGP Idris said the operation will end all forms of security threat witnessed on the highway.
To ensure the success of the operation, 40 patrol vehicles, Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and other equipment have been handed over to policemen.
Speaking in Katari, Kaduna State, during the flag off of the operation, the IGP who was represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations, Habila Joshak, said, “The IGP and the government have been worried and we are here today with this equipment to ensure that this operation is effective and an end is put to criminal activities.
“This is to demonstrate that the insecurity that we have been noticing with desperation of criminals that would organise themselves as marauding armed bearers, who stop and harm innocent citizens using this road, is put to a stop.
“Never again shall we allow any citizen using weapons along Abuja and Kaduna and any other axis that connects to this road to harass law abiding citizens. We want to make sure that people enter their homes at whatever time they please without fear or favour. We want to guarantee safety of the road users and we have the capacity to do that because our responsibility is to ensure that lives and properties of citizens of this country are safe.”
Culled from: The Nation Newspaper