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Inspector General of Police deploys mobile unit to rescue kidnapped pupils in Kaduna

The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has directed the immediate deployment of a mobile police unit to Kuriga community, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

It was recalled that over 280 students of the LEA Primary School Kuriga, Chikun Local Government area of Kaduna state, were kidnapped penultimate week.

According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Egbetokun announced the deployment when he visited the state to assess the situation firsthand, in the company of the Deputy Inspector General in charge of the Force Intelligence Department, Habu Sani, on Tuesday.

He sympathised with the people and the Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani, while stating the dedication of the NPF to ensure the rescue of the abducted students, using both kinetic and non-kinetic approaches.

“Following the distressing abduction of school students in Kaduna, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, along with the DIG in charge of the Force Intelligence Department, Habu Sani, DIG Department of Operations Ede Ayuba Ekpeji, AIG Police Mobile Force Yekini Adio Ayokui, and other senior officers undertook a visit to the state to assess the situation firsthand.

“The IGP reiterated the dedication of the Nigeria Police Force to ensuring the safe rescue of all the abducted students, assuring that both kinetic and non-kinetic approaches are being vigorously pursued to secure the release of the students and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Responding, the Kaduna State Governor promised the support of the state government for the deployed mobile police unit while calling on members of the media to ensure responsible journalism through the period of the crisis.

As part of his visit, the IGP also met with police officers at the Police Command and the Police College, Kaduna, and addressed their concerns while assuring them of the Force’s unwavering commitment to their welfare, “to bequeath to Nigerians a police institution that is service-driven, professionally competent, people-friendly, and rule of law compliant for a more secure environment in Nigeria.”

Egbetokun also noted the critical nature of the task ahead of the Nigeria Police Force, which he said will be carried out assiduously to ensure the safety and security of all citizens.

He urged the public to remain calm and cooperate with the Police and other relevant security agencies in the tireless duty towards a swift resolution of the present security challenges in our dear country.

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