IGP Orders Relocation of AIG as Police Address Tragic Attacks in Plateau State

IGP Orders Relocation of AIG as Police Address Tragic Attacks in Plateau State

In a move to address the recent tragic attacks in Plateau State, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has given the directive to immediately relocate the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 4, Ebong Eyibio Ebong, to Plateau State.

IGP Egbetokun, along with the Force Management team, arrived in Jos, Plateau State on Friday to tackle the devastating attacks that occurred in Barkin Ladi, Mangu, and Bokkos Local Government Areas on December 24th.

These attacks resulted in the loss of numerous lives. According to Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi, the temporary relocation of AIG Zone 4 aims to coordinate the operations which will commence immediately.

“Additionally, extra operational assets have been deployed to the state to facilitate a comprehensive and swift investigation.

The FPRO said, “Upon his arrival in Jos, the IGP held discussions with Governor Celeb Manasseh Muftwang of Plateau State, alongside key stakeholders in the region.

“Addressing the situation decisively, the IGP has ordered the immediate deployment of a specialised team comprising operatives from the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counterterrorism Unit (CTU), Special Forces (SF), Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), and the Special Tactical Squad (STS).

“Their primary objective is to meticulously comb the affected areas, identify the culprits, and ensure swift justice is served to restore enduring peace.

“Moreover, the IGP also visited Bokkos to assess the situation firsthand and interact with the local community affected by this unfortunate event.

“The Inspector-General of Police has also shown readiness and commitment, in line with the president’s directive, to collaborate with the military in a joint effort to decimate the activities of the armed militia responsible for these attacks.

“He urged the people of Plateau not to add any ethnic colouration to the incident, emphasising that it’s the handiwork of armed criminals, as the entire nation has condemned the attacks in unison.

“The Nigeria Police Force reassures the citizens of Plateau State and the nation at large of its unrelenting commitment to diligently pursue justice and ensure the safety and security of all residents.

“The IGP extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims affected by this tragic incident and reaffirms the Force’s staunch dedication to upholding law, order, and peace in the region.”

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