FG deploys Intervention Force, helicopters, APCs to quell Plateau mayhem

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The Police and a surveillance helicopter

The IGP has also asked the Deputy Inspector General of Police; Department of Operations to relocate to Jos, Plateau State to coordinate and supervise operations on the ground.

According to the IGP, two Police Surveillance Helicopters, five Armored Personnel Carriers, APCs, three Police Mobile Force Units (PMF), two Counter Terrorism Cells (CTU ) and Police Intelligence Unit and conventional Police personnel from other States had also been deployed to the affected areas in Plateau State.

“Police Special investigation Team, comprising the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Special Tactical Squad (STS) and Tactical Intelligence Unit (TIU), led by Commissioner of Police, IGP Monitoring Unit, have already been deployed to Plateau State & have commenced investigation.

“The Police Special Intervention Force will ensure full enforcement of the curfew imposed on the affected areas by the Plateau State Govt. Its personnel will carry out 24-hour surveillance and patrol; stop and search of vehicles and of suspected locations & hideouts of assailants,” a statement from the IGP said on Monday.

The statement said people in the affected areas and flash points, or any other location in Plateau State in distress or with information for the Police Special Intervention Force and the Investigation Team could use the following numbers: 07059473022, 08038907662, 08075391844 & 09053872296.