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IGP DEPLOYS MOBILE UNIT TO KARIGA ..... Assure Of Safe Rescue Of Abducted Persons

Kaduna state Governor, Senator Uba Sani and IGP Kayode Egbetokun when the Police Chief visited Kaduna state.

 Says Kinetic, Non-Kinetic Approaches Being Pursued for Safe Rescue of Abductees

In the aftermath of the abduction of over two hundred students and members of the teaching staff of a school in Kuriga, a community in Kaduna state, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun has moved with top officers of the Force to the state in order to get first hand assessment of the situation.

IGP Egbetokun, alongside the DIG in charge of the Force Intelligence Department, Habu Sani, psc, DIG Department of Operations Ede Ayuba Ekpeji, psc(+), AIG Police Mobile Force Yekini Adio Ayoku, mni, and other senior officers undertook the visit to the state.

The Police top cop used the opportunity to meet with the Kaduna state Governor, Senator Uba Sani where he extended his heartfelt sympathies to the people of Kaduna State, particularly the Kuriga community affected by this tragic incident.

The IGP reiterated the dedication of the Nigeria Police Force to ensuring the safe rescue of all the abducted students assuring that both kinetic and non-kinetic approaches are being vigorously pursued to secure the release of the students and bring the perpetrators to justice. 

In a bid to bolster security efforts, the IGP also announced the immediate deployment of a full armed and ready unit of mobile policemen to the Kuriga Community to enhance security in the affected area and facilitate swift action towards the rescue operation.

Responding to the IGP, Governor Uba Sani reaffirmed the government's readiness to support the police in their rescue efforts. He assured of continuous assistance and provision of support to the deployed officers. Additionally, the Governor cautioned against sensational reportage by the media, urging for responsible journalism during this challenging period.

During the visit, the IGP also engaged with police officers at the Police Command and the Police College, Kaduna. He addressed their concerns and assured them of the Force's unwavering commitment to their welfare, with a view to bequeathing to Nigerians a police institution that is service driven, professionally competent, people friendly and rule of law compliant for a more secure environment in Nigeria. 

The Inspector General of Police reiterated that the task ahead of the Nigeria Police Force is critical and will be carried out assiduously to ensure the safety and security of all citizens. He urged the public to remain calm and cooperate with the Police and other relevant security agencies in the tireless duty towards a swift resolution of the present security challenges in our dear county. 

This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Friday in Abuja.

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