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IGP Deploys Heavily Armed Tactical Squads On Abuja-Kaduna Expressway

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The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba, on Saturday, patrolled the entire 163km stretch of the Abuja-Kaduna expressway for hands-on assessment of the security challenges and to personally supervise the operational deployment of officers drawn from the Police tactical squads to ensure the safety of travellers along the route.

CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer, Abuja said in a statement made available to NewsBreak.ng

The IGP’s visit comes days after terrorists attacked a train along the Abuja-Kaduna rail lines with explosives, causing damage to the Kaduna bound train, while also shooting at the passengers on board the train.

In the course of the patrol, the Police IG mapped out some salient and strategic points along the express which were immediately fortified with the deployment of operatives drawn from the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Special Forces (SF), Intelligence Response Team (IRT), the Special Tactical Squad (STS), as well as airwing operatives in charge of unmanned aerial vehicles of the Nigeria Police Force.

During the patrol, IGP Alkali equally visited personnel of the Armed Forces and Police deployed at Rijana to secure technical crew of the Nigeria Railway Corporation undertaking repair works at the damaged train coaches and rail line in the axis, to boost their morale and assess the state of their post.

IGP Usman Baba assured Nigerians that with the strategic and operational deployment of officers along the route, normalcy would once again be restored while he tasked members of the public on active intelligence sharing with Law Enforcement Agencies for effective policing of all spaces.

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