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Buhari Orders IGP To Relocate To Benue Over Herdsmen-Farmer Crisis | The Precision

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of
Police, Ibrahim Idris to move immediately to Benue State to restore law
and order and forestall the escalation of herdsmen-farmers crisis.

Buhari gave the order on Monday night, according to a statement by police spokesman Jimoh Moshood.
The order came as more killings of innocent people by herdsmen in
Guma and Logo Local Government Areas in Benue State were reported. 
In compliance with the order, Idris is moving into the troubled state with additional five units of Police Mobile Force (PMF).
On Sunday, the police chief deployed, among other security measures,
five MOPOL units. There are now ten of them in the crisis areas.
More Units of the Police Special Forces, Counter Terrorism Units, and
Conventional Policemen were also deployed to the State on Monday. 
“The Aerial Surveillance by Police Helicopters will continue, while
the Police Mobile Force Personnel, Police Special Forces and
conventional Police Personnel, the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Police
Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) and Special Police Joint
Intelligence and Investigation Teams already deployed to Benue State
will carry on relentlessly with the patrols and crime prevention
activities in the affected areas to sustain the normalcy that have been
restored in the State”, Moshood said.
“The Force will not hesitate to deal decisively with trouble
maker(s), any group(s) or individual for conduct likely to instigate the
escalation of the crisis. The full weight of the law will be applied on
anyone arrested for being responsible for the mayhem in the affected
areas in the State.


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“While once again, the Nigeria Police Force commiserate with
Government and the people of Benue State over the loss of innocent
lives, the Force implored them to cooperate with the Nigeria Police
Force in this latest effort to restore lasting peace in the State.
“The commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to ensure Law and order
and protection of lives and property of all Nigerians throughout the
Country remains unequivocal and unwavering”, Moshood said. (NAN)

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