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Plateau: Police constitute special squad to combat attacks by terrorists


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In order to address the growing attacks by terrorists in Plateau State, the North-central of Nigeria, Police authorities have set up a Special Operation Squad which is to commence immediate operations.

Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, stated this when he paid a condolence visit to the state governor, Caleb Mutfwang, on Friday in Jos.

Though, this is coming after terrorists on Christmas eve, launched vicious attacks on more than 15 communities in Bokkos and Barkin Ladi local government areas, resulting to the unfortunate death of 200 defenseless villagers, including women, children, and the elderly.

While speaking to stakeholders at the Government House in Jos on Friday, the Police Chief pledged that “More deployment of tactical unit will be made”

He said, “We are deploying our tactical unit to assist you; we are deploying our intelligence unit. When you see the IGP visiting with DIG operations and DIG intelligence accompanied by the DIG of the zone, you should know that we mean business.

“A special operation will commence immediately on the plateau. This special operation will form the nucleus of our special intervention squad, the last time I visited you, I told you about our intention to set up a special intervention squad in ten pilot states in Nigeria and Plateau State is one.

“So with this special operation that is commencing today, we are technically flagging off the commencement of the operation of our special intervention squad.”

“With the cooperation of the people of Plateau, a solution is in sight. I want to appeal to the people of Plateau to cooperate with the security agencies, support them with information, and actively take part.

“These criminals have declared war on our state and we are all going to join hands together to fight this war. We should not see this war as a war against the Fulanis, we should not see it as a war against any tribe in Nigeria, it is a war against the criminals; it is a war against enemies of our country,” he said

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