April 24, 2024

Plateau attacks: Police arrest 13 more suspects, deploy surveillance helicopter



Etim Ekpimah

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba says the police have arrested 13 additional suspects, bringing the total of the arrested persons to 33 in connection with Plateau killing.

The IGP assures that the NPF is committed to working with other patriotic stakeholders to restore public order not only in Plateau State but also in other parts of the country.

A statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mbak, on Monday, added that Baba has ordered the deployment of additional operational asset including a Police Surveillance Helicopter, two (2) Units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) and two (2) Cells of Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) to Plateau State.

“The surveillance helicopter, manned by operatives of Nigeria Police Airwing, is expected to carry out aerial surveillance and confidence-boosting patrols within the hotspots in coordinated operations with the ground troops.

“The IGP noted that thirteen (13) additional suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident, bringing the total number of arrested persons to thirty-three (33).

“He assured that the NPF is committed to working with other patriotic stakeholders toward restoring public order in Plateau and other parts of the country,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Head of the Police Intervention Team (PIT), DIG Sanusi N. Lemu, mni, is already on ground in Plateau, coordinating Police investigative, operational, and peace-building response.

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