The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali 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 as part of the ongoing, coordinated efforts at restoring public order in Rukuba and its environs, following the unfortunate incident of Saturday 14th, August, 2021
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.
In a statement by CP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer said 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).
” IGP assured that the NPF is committed to working with other patriotic stakeholders toward restoring public order in Plateau and other parts of the country.”
The statement added that Head of the Police Intervention Team (PIT), DIG Sanusi N. Lemu is already on ground in Plateau, coordinating Police investigative, operational and peace-building response.