KAGARA ABDUCTIONS - IGP DEPLOYS SPECIAL POLICE UNITS, HELICOPTER TO ENSURE THE SAFE RESCUE OF KIDNAPPED VICTIMS
Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, has ordered the immediate deployment of special police units to Niger State to aid in the safe rescue of abducted students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara.
In a statement released on Thursday, the IGP stated that the there is an ongoing massive search and rescue mission involving the Police, the Military and other law enforcement agencies to ensure that all abducted persons are rescued unhurt and reunited with their families.
To aid the ongoing rescue mission, the IGP has deployed additional 4 units of Police MobileForce attached to Operation Puff Adder II, One Unit of Police Special Forces, Personnel of the Counter-Terrorism Unit, operatives from the Force Intelligence Bureau and a police aerial surveillance helicopter.
ADVISORY: Residents of Niger should support security operatives by providing useful intelligence to aid the safe rescue of the kidnapped victims and eventual arrests of the criminals.
Below is a statement released by the Nigerian Police:
WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE SAFE RESCUE OF ALL ABDUCTEES, SAYS IGP. - As Police Deploy Additional Rescue Assets to Niger State
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has assured the nation that the Force is irrevocably committed to the safe rescue of all abductees in the recent attack on Government Science College, Kagara in Rafi LGA of Niger State and other related incidents.
The IGP notes that a joint massive search and rescue mission involving the Police, the Military and other law enforcement agencies is ongoing to ensure that all abducted persons are rescued unhurt and reunited with their families.
To give impetus to the rescue operation, the IGP has ordered the deployment of additional tactical, intelligence and investigative assets of the Force including four (4) units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) attached to Operation Puff Adder II, one (1) Unit of Police Special Forces, personnel of the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU) and operatives from the Force Intelligence Bureau and the Force Criminal Investigations Department. One (1) Police aerial surveillance helicopter has also been deployed.
The Police component of the search and rescue operation is being coordinated by the Commissioner of Police, Niger State who is effectively harnessing all the deployed resources and working in sync with the Military and other law enforcement agents in ensuring an intelligence-driven focused and result-oriented ground and aerial surveillance in the rescue operations and to bring the perpetrators to book.
The Inspector-General of Police, while calling for calm, has enjoined members of the community to provide the Force and the security community with useful, relevant and timely information that can assist in the ongoing search and rescue operations.