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Herdsmen Killings: Buhari orders IGP to move to Benue State

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Herdsmen Killings: Buhari orders IGP to move to Benue State - BellaNaijaPresident Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the relocation of the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris to Benue State to stall the killings in the state.

In a press statement released by the Police, it was revealed that along with the IGP, 5 units of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) will be deployed to the state.

The statement, signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, also revealed that 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 Team, have all been deployed to the state.

The police called for the cooperation of the people of Benue State, saying their commitment to the protection of lives and property of all Nigerians remains unwavering.

See the statement below:

Date: 8th January, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

PRESIDENT ORDERS IGP TO MOVE TO BENUE STATE TO RESTORE LAW AND ORDER AND PREVENT FURTHER LOSS OF LIVES AND ATTACKS IN GUMA AND LOGO LGAs OF THE STATE

Following the recent unfortunate killings of innocent people in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas in Benue State and the intervention, and ongoing efforts of the Nigeria Police Force to restore peace in the State, the President and commander in Chief of Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR has ordered few hours ago, that the Inspector General of Police moves immediately to Benue State to restore law and order, prevent further loss of lives and forestall the crisis from escalating and spreading in the State.

2. In compliance with the Presidential directives, the IGP is moving into Benue state with additional Five (5) Units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) making a total of Ten (10) Units of PMF deployed in the State which is in addition to other Police formations on the ground in the State before the crisis. More Units of the Police Special Forces, Counter Terrorism Units, and Conventional Policemen are already being deployed to the State as at this time today to comply in totality with the Presidential order.

3. 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 un-relentlessly with the patrols and crime prevention activities in the affected areas to sustain the normalcy that have been restored in the State.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

CSP JIMOH MOSHOOD
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FORCE HEADQUARTERS
ABUJA

7 Comments

  1. Wale Vintage

    January 9, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Three years later -too late. Awon EVIL didirin! Buhari is an OPPORTUNISTIC USER. Now that he needs to be re-elected the lives and souls of others of non core north is important. I can bet you that these policemen he is sending have been briefed to protect the herdsmen. I would not put it past them. Abah? Is this not the same President whose AGF(the worse insolent incompetent stooge low scoring uni sokoto graduate of an imbecilisticbidiot) just asked the courts to stop the parliament from investigating the crimes he committed when he took bribes from Maina-a man whom by the way stole from the sweat of policemen-their sacred pension! This is the worst JOKE of an administration in the history of the world. Baga!
    Anyone who votes for these bastards in the next elections is either really foolishly stupid or has been Jazzed!

  2. tosyn

    January 9, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Iwoyi laro

  3. Jade

    January 9, 2018 at 10:24 am

    The President sent soldiers to stop IPOB, a group that was not involved in killing while policemen have been sent to deal with Fulani herdsmen that killed thousands of people.

  4. Stephen Ron Wells

    January 9, 2018 at 11:01 am

    ZOO NATION WHICH WAY FORWARD?
    WEN HERDSMEN ARE RUNNING A NATION WHAT A SHAME
    WHAT HAS IGP MOVING TO BENUE GOT TO DO WITH KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE?
    IGP CAN GIVE DIRECTION ANYWHERE HE IS
    ZOO WHICH WAY NIGERIA?

  5. Sussy

    January 9, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    What do you expect before?, Buhari as an Eyes of Hausa/Fulani can never misrepresent his own poeple like any leader from S/West, S/South and S/East. Let everybody stop stupid agitation concerning Buhari’s attitude towards this unruly and murderous life style unleashed on our modern society in this present administration. This of course, is the change all of us voted for since we allow Hausa/Fulani to be at the very helm of affairs, if it is not so-how many life has been helped since his inception? how many Jobs has been created since his inception?, how many promise has been fulfilled since APC inception?. Nigerian needs to be wise now…!

  6. Engoz

    January 9, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    These days I just read and say

    “Ok we have heard, but you are going home come 2019.”

    Won’t waste a paragraph on this deaf federal government.

  7. tunmi

    January 10, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Does Benue state not have their own police chief?

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