IG orders deployment of additional police operatives within FCT

Written by on August 3, 2022

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered massive deployment of additional police operatives and operational assets within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs.

The IGP gave the directives during the Force Management Team’s meeting at his office, while receiving general security updates on the nation.

According to a statement from the force, the move was to solidify the security and protection of lives and property of Abuja residents, critical national assets and vulnerable facilities, as well as road users plying routes in and around the FCT.

He equally charged the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Department of Operations, DIG Bala Senchi, to supervise and manage the deployment to ensure maximum security in the FCT, as well as surrounding states with a high risk of attacks resonating from the threats being speculated on the news, as the Force does not and will never handle any information lightly.

The IGP, however, cautioned members of the public, especially citizen-journalists, on the dangers of spreading false alarms, misinformation, and disinformation, as they could be damaging and counter-productive to national security.

Kevin Madu

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