Kaduna Workers’ Strike: IGP Assures Nigerians of Safety on Kaduna-Abuja Expressway

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… Deploys additional Police Operatives and Operational Assets

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The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the deployment of additional Police operatives and crime prevention assets to ensure public safety and strengthen security along the Kaduna – Abuja expressway.

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He gave the directive as a proactive measure to protect communities and travelers in anticipation of increased traffic on Kaduna – Abuja expressway following the disruption of other means of transportation by industrial action in Kaduna State. The police boss noted that the deployment was designed to enhance police visibility, prevent and neutralize possible criminal activities targeted at citizens plying the road.

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Consequently, he directed the Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police in Zonal and State Commands with jurisdictions straddling Kaduna – Abuja Highway and its environs to ensure no new threat to lives and property thrive within their Area of Responsibility (AoR) as a result of the industrial action.

Similarly, the AIG in charge of Force Intelligence Bureau was directed to immediately deploy covert operatives from the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Special Tactical Squad (STS) to prevent any untoward situation along the expressway.

However, the IGP while assuring citizens that the Force will continue to do all within its powers to promote public safety, enjoined citizens, particularly communities, transporters and commuters along Kaduna – Abuja expressway to cooperate with security operatives deployed to their areas; be vigilant and report suspicious movements or criminal activities in their localities to the Police.

 

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