19 February 2021 By Peter Ireh
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has expressed commitment of the Force to rescue all abductees of the Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State.
This is contained in a statement signed by the force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba in Abuja.
The statement explains that a joint search and rescue mission involving the Police, the Military and other law enforcement agencies was ongoing to ensure that all abducted persons are rescued unhurt and reunited with their families.
The statement also says IGP has ordered the deployment of additional tactical, intelligence and investigative assets of the Force including four units of Police Mobile Force attached to Operation Puff Adder II, one Unit of Police Special Forces, personnel of the Counter Terrorism Unit and operatives from the Force Intelligence Bureau and the Force Criminal Investigations Department.
According to the statement, One Police aerial surveillance helicopter has also been deployed.
It states that the Police component of the search and rescue operation is being coordinated by the Commissioner of Police, Niger State who is effectively harnessing all the deployed resources and working in sync with the Military and other law enforcement agents in ensuring an intelligence-driven, focused and result-oriented ground and aerial surveillance in the rescue operations and to bring the perpetrators to book.
The statement adds that the Inspector General of Police, while calling for calm, enjoined members of the community to provide the Force and the security community with useful, relevant and timely information that can assist in the ongoing search and rescue operations.