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Plateau Killings: IGP deploys Surveillance Helicopter, arrests 13 more suspects

The Nigerian Police force has announced the arrest of 13 more suspects involved in the gruesome killing of 26 travellers in Rukuba area, Jos North on Saturday.

In a statement issued on Monday, signed by Force PRO, Frank Mba, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali has ordered the deployment of a Surveillance Helicopter to the area to assist investigations.

“As part of ongoing, coordinated efforts at restoring public order in Rukuba and its environs, following the unfortunate incident of Saturday 14th, August, 2021, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc 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.”

“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.”, the statement read.

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  1. Cudos to the police. This country is more than having a space surveillance camera planted in every city and town, villages but unfortunately less less than that are not available. Implore the government to get working and work hard. May the almighty Lord strengthen and support you the government

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