Update: Plateau Attack: 13 More Suspects Arrested. Surveillance Helicopter Deployed

IG Usman Alkali Baba


The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the deployment of additional operational asset including a Police Surveillance Helicopter, two (2) Units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) and two (2) Cells of Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) to Plateau State.

This is just as 13 more suspects have been arrested in connection with the killings that happened at the weekend in Rukuba and its environs in Plateau State.

Police spokesperson, Frank Mba in a statement on Monday afternoon disclosed that the surveillance helicopter, manned by operatives of Nigeria Police Airwing, is expected to carry out aerial surveillance and confidence-boosting patrols within the hotspots, in coordinated operations with the ground troops.

“The IGP noted that thirteen (13) additional suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident, bringing the total number of arrested persons to thirty-three (33). He assured that the NPF is committed to working with other patriotic stakeholders toward restoring public order in Plateau and other parts of the country.

“Meanwhile, the Head of the Police Intervention Team (PIT), DIG Sanusi N. Lemu, mni, is already on ground in Plateau, coordinating Police investigative, operational and peace-building response,” the statement added.

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