Critical Times News : Plateau Massacre: IGP Idris deploys special teams, two helicopters in Plateau

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Plateau Massacre: IGP Idris deploys special teams, two helicopters in Plateau


Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has deployed special teams comprising of intelligence response team (IRT), the special tactical squad (STS), five armored personnel carriers (APCs), and three police mobile force units (PMF) to Plateau state.

This is in response to an attack on Gashish district of Barkin Ladi local government area of the state.

Over 80 people were killed in the incident which happened on Satuday.

In a statement on Monday, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said the measures put in place are in the bid to put an end to the crisis.

He said the deputy Inspector-general police in charge of operations has relocated on the directive of the IGP to Plateau to coordinate and supervise operations on the ground.

“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.”

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