- To improve security in Taraba state, Police IG Ibrahim Idris has ordered the deployment of a surveillance aircraft
- IGP Idris made this known when he paid a courtesy call on the governor of the state, Dairus Ishaku, at the Government House, Jalingo
- The IGP also inaugurated a mobile police squadron base in the state during his visit
The Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris has ordered for the deployment of a surveillance aircraft to Taraba in order to improve the security situation in the state.
IGP Idris made this known when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Dairus Ishaku of Taraba state at the Government House, Jalingo on Monday, April 9. He said his order was due to the governor's request for additional men and materials to curb the upsurge of killings in the state, when they met few weeks back.
“I want to announce to you that the surveillance aircraft you requested is already in the state. We have also deployed additional mobile police units to ensure the total restoration of peace to the state.
“I can assure you that we will do everything to ensure that the inhabitants of the state are safe," IGP Idris said amidst applause from those present at the occasion.
Ibrahim Idris also said he would inaugurate a mobile squadron base in Takum on today, Tuesday, April 9, to help in fighting criminality in the state.
In his response, Governor Ishaku commended the police command in Taraba for working tirelessly towards achieving peace in the state.
The governor also commended the IGP for his prompt response to his request for additional men and equipment to achieve peace.
His words: “I want to commend the state Commissioner of Police, Mr David Akinremi for his tireless efforts at achieving peace in the state.
“Mr IGP, I can tell you that the command in the state is doing very well. What I can ask for again is the construction of a permanent police headquarters in the state.
“I have always said it that the police are trying their best. What they lack is the facilities and equipment to do their job.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has announced that Exercise Ayem Akpatuma will be extended for two months in Taraba state.
This was disclosed in a statement sent to Legit.ng by the director army public relations, Brigadier-General Texas Chukwu, on Monday, April 2.
According to the statement, the exercise needs to be sustained in some areas in other to consolidate on the initial gains.
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