By Dan-Maryam Zayamu
In an effort to ensure the safe return of the abducted school children of Government Science College, Kagara in Niger State, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of additional asset to the state.
They include tactical, intelligence and investigative assets of the Force including 4 units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) attached to Operation Puff Adder II, one 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 Police aerial surveillance helicopter has also been deployed.
In a statement signed by the Force Spokesman, CP Frank Mba, the IGP assured the nation that the Force is irrevocably committed to the safe rescue of all abductees in the country.
IGP Adamu noted 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 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 statement said.
While calling for calm, the IGP 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.