The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has procured additional assets to enhance the Force’s strategic deployment of tactical squads to tackle insecurity across the country.
This was disclosed Sunday, 17 April, 2022 by the Acting Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi.
TheFact Nigeria reports that the additional assets acquired include 55 lorries, 5 water tankers, 2 coaster buses and 15 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs).
Adejobi further disclosed that the Police Chief, in line with his commitment to continually provide necessary welfare and safer environment for police operatives at the forefront in crisis areas, immediately directed that the logistics and assets be made available for the ongoing serial operations being executed by the police at strategic locations in the county.
Similarly, the IGP has released adequate funds to upgrade the police ICT platforms to the required status, capable of combating the present security issues and realities in Nigeria, which “will go a long way in alleviating the operational challenges of police troops on various tactical operations in Nigeria”, Adejobi stated.
IGP Baba, has further directed the Police Airwing to step up its platforms and logistics to provide air support to the ground troops whenever they are on operation in the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.
He however appealed to the general public for calm in view of the heavily armed Police tactical squads who have been deployed for various operations, as they have been warned to be professional, civil and to operate within the ambit of the law.
He also sought for maximum cooperation with the police operatives in many areas especially information sharing, in order to make the operations successful.
“The IGP emphatically restated his zeal to fight criminal elements who are bent on neutralising and truncating the security system, peace and harmony we deserve in this country”, the Acting FPRO stated.