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IGP deploys more tactical units, chopper after Niger abducted students

By Idowu Abdullahi,

The Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Muhammadu has deployed additional tactical units after the abductors of students in Government Science College, Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State to fast track the rescue mission of all kidnapped persons.

He explained that the deployed additional tactical, intelligence and investigative assets of the force include four units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) attached to Operation Puff Adder II, one Unit of Police Special Forces.

Others, Adamu said, were personnel of the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU) and operatives from the Force Intelligence Bureau and the Force Criminal Investigations Department.

In a statement on Thursday by the force spokesperson, Frank Mba, the police boss also said that one police aerial surveillance helicopter was deployed to boost the rescue operation.

He added that the search and rescue operation was being coordinated by the state’s Commissioner of police, who he said, was effectively harnessing all the deployed resources and working with 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 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 Local Government Area of Niger State and other related incidents.

“Adamu 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.

“The police boss, 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.

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