The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has ordered the urgent deployment of tactical teams and equipment and the relocation of AIG Zone 4 to Plateau State.
This was revealed in a statement issued on Friday by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on his X account.
He wrote, “IGP arrives, Jos, to meet the governor and stakeholders. As he orders the deployment of tactical teams, equipment, Orders the relocation of AIG Zone 4 to Plateau State with immediate effect.”
This comes after bandits assaulted several communities in Plateau State’s Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas, killing dozens.
Chronicle NG reports that gunmen killed no fewer than 150 villagers and razed several houses during the attacks, which began on Christmas eve
and lasted about 48 hours, displacing over 10,000 people.
The attacks occurred in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area’s Ruku, Hurum, Darwat, Mai Yanga Sabo, NTV villages in Gashish, and Ropp Districts, as well as the Bokkos LGA.
Also, Terrorists have threatened
to launch more attacks on a Plateau State community on Friday (today), just four days after killing 195 people in 17 communities throughout the state.
In an interview with Arise Television on Thursday, the Middle Belt Forum’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Stanley Kavwam, said terrorists had delivered a letter warning of an impending attack on the Pushit community in the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau state, where he was born.