KAGARA: IGP Adamu assures safe rescue of abductees

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By Mary BASSEY, Senior Investigator Correspondent Lagos/

WITH apprehension over the uncertainty of the whereabout of the 27 abducted students of Government Science College, KAGARA and 12 members of a family still high, the Inspector General of Police IGP MA Adamu has assured parents are relations of the abducted persons of the Police determination to rescue the abductees safely. The Police boss informed that additional crack team of detectives had been dispatched to Niger State to beef up an already existing teams with a view to jointly ensure that the abducted students and family members were liberated. A statement signed by the Force public relations officer CP Frank Mba and made available to CrimeWorld magazine online quoted the IGP as calling for calm while the police are on top of the game to secure safe rescue of the victims. The statement reads: “Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has assured the nation that the Force is irrevocably committed to the safe rescue of all abductees in the recent attack on Government Science College, Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State and other related incidents. The IGP notes that a joint massive search and rescue mission involving the Police, the Military and other law enforcement agencies is ongoing to ensure that all abducted persons are rescued unhurt and reunited with their families. To give impetus to the rescue operation, the IGP has ordered the deployment of additional tactical, intelligence and investigative assets of the Force including four (4) units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) attached to Operation Puff Adder II, one (1) Unit of Police Special Forces, personnel of the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and operatives from the Force Intelligence Bureau and the Force Criminal Investigations Department. One (1) Police aerial surveillance helicopter has also been deployed. 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 Inspector General of Police, while calling for calm, has 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.”

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