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Southern Kaduna: IGP orders full enforcement of curfew

Southern Kaduna_ IGP orders full enforcement of curfew

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has directed the Commissioner of Police (CP) Kaduna State Command to ensure full enforcement of the curfew in the state as part of efforts at restoring law and order in parts of Southern Kaduna affected by recent violence and other security challenges.

A statement issued on Monday by Force Public Relations Officer Frank Mba (DCP) said the  Kaduna CP was equally to ensure optimal deployment of both human and material assets of the Intervention Squad currently on the ground in the State to safeguard lives and property of people in the communities.

Southern Kaduna was in recent days engulfed by a spate of killings allegedly perpetrated by suspected Fulani militia. Over 10 people were reported killed over the weekend.

The CP is to personally coordinate the operations of the Intervention Squad in carrying out collective and holistic tasks of ensuring peace and safety in the communities.

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“The Squad comprises the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Police Special Forces, Detectives/Intelligence Operatives as well as personnel of the Kaduna State Police Command, the Military, and other security agencies,” the statement added.

The IGP commiserated with the people of Kaduna State, particularly those who have lost their loved ones and property as a result of the crises. He assured that the Force will do everything within its powers and means to ensure that peace is restored in the affected areas.

Meanwhile, the IGP enjoined the people of Kaduna State to cooperate with the Police, the Military, and other law enforcement agencies as they carry out the full enforcement of the curfew amongst other measures directed at ensuring their safety. He, however, warned troublemakers in the State to desist forthwith from acts of violence and lawlessness.