Police launch special operation to address Plateau killings

A Special Intervention Squad has been established by Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, to deal with the continuous attacks in some areas of Plateau state.

Egbetokun stated that the special squad will start operations immediately as part of the security intervention to address insecurity issues in the state.

He made this known while speaking with newsmen on Friday, December 29, 2023, after meeting Governor Caleb Muftwang at the Little Ray Field Government House in Jos, Plateau state.

“We have specific instruction of Mr. President to fish out the perpetrators of this dastardly act and to ensure that killings in this state stops, and that’s what we are committed to.



    “We have started by deploying adequately. We are responding appropriately to this incident and we are not going to sweep it under the carpet. We are deploying all our resources to ensure that this doesn’t happen again in Plateau State. I also informed the people when I was in the governor’s office that a special operation has commenced in this state today with the deployment of the tactical units,” Egbetokun stated.

    He added that the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Musa Haladu, who is in charge of the zone, has been ordered to relocate to Jos until normalcy is returned to the state.

    Egbetokun also revealed that the Special Interventions Squad will launch in ten pilot states in Nigeria, including Plateau state, which would enable the police to take control of the affected areas and ensure that offenders are apprehended to stop attacks in the states.

    The ICIR, had reported on Monday, December 25, that an attack was launched on several communities on Christmas Eve in the Barkin-Ladi and Bokkos local government areas of the state.

    Fatimah Quadri is a Journalist and a Fact-checker at The ICIR. She has written news articles, fact-checks, explainers, and media literacy in an effort to combat information disinformation.
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