The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has deployed an intervention force in Barkin-Ladi, and Riyom in Jos South Local Government Area and in other flashpoints across Plateau state following the killing of over 100 people on Saturday.
In addition to the operatives, the IG also dispatched two helicopters for aerial surveillance, five Armored Personnel Carriers, and three Police Mobile Force Units. The intervention force also includes Two Counter-Terrorism units, Police Intelligence unit as well as conventional police personnel from other states.
The force spokesman, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, in a statement on Monday said the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Department of Operations, Joshiak Habila, has been directed to relocate to Jos to coordinate and supervise the operation.
“Two police aerial 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 have been deployed to the affected areas in Plateau state,” the statement read.
“The police aerial surveillance helicopters and other components of the intervention force are already in the state. Their arrival in the state has restored peace and prevent further attacks in the affected areas.
“The IGP has directed the commissioner of police in charge IGP monitoring Unit to lead the Police Special investigation Team to the affected areas and other flash points in Plateau state.
“The investigation Team comprises the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), the Special Tactical Squad (STS) and the Technical Platforms. The team is to carryout a thorough and discreet investigation into the killings and promptly apprehend those responsible.
“Members of the public in the affected areas, other flash points or in any other location in the state in distress or with information to the police special intervention force and the investigation team can use the following numbers: 07059473022, 08038907662, 08075391844, and 09053872296.”