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Police deploys special protection squads to Imo vulnerable schools

Following threats issued by the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), the Imo Police Command has begin deployment of special protection squad to schools vulnerable to gunmen attacks in the state.

The police commenced the squad personnel deployment to secure schools particularly during learning hours after its inauguration at its headquarters in Owerri, the state capital.

In a statement on Friday, the spokesperson, Imo Police Command, Henry Okoye, said that step was taken in compliance with the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, directive to ensure water-tight security across the country.

“In furtherance of the safer school initiative of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, aimed at enhancing the safety of students, teachers, and educational institutions across the federation, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma has on 3/05/2024, launched the School Protection Squad (SPS).

“The squad is comprised of over one hundred personnel who are ready for deployment across vulnerable schools in the state.”

Okoye said members of the squad have been equipped with patrol vehicles, motorcycles, bulletproof vests, smoke gunners, arms, and state-of-the-art alarm-triggering devices with a control system at the force headquarters in Abuja to tighten up security in schools.

He added that the squad members name have been penciled down for different vulnerable, primary, secondary schools, and tertiary institutions in the state to enhance the safety and security of students, teachers, and educational facilities.

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