Police Begin Aerial Patrol and Surveillance Along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway

Police Begin Aerial Patrol and Surveillance Along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway

  • Efforts are ongoing to secure the Abuja-Kaduna expressway and make it safe for Nigerians plying the road
  • The Nigeria Police Force has deployed one of its helicopters along the route to ensure aerial surveillance
  • The Inspector-General of Police had gone on an on-the-spot assessment of the area this past weekend

FCT, Abuja - The air wing of the Nigeria Police Force has commenced its aerial patrol and surveillance along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway.

The move is in furtherance of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba's directive that the expressway should be secured by NPF personnel.

Police Aerial Patrol
The police aerial patrol and surveillance is to ensure that the Abuja-Kaduna expressway is safe for road users. Photo credit: @Princemoye1
Source: Twitter

The IGP who visited the area over the weekend promised Nigerians that the police will fortify the route and ensure safety for all motorists and passengers who pass through the route.

He said:

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“We will be discharging our responsibilities to attain the primacy of internal security in Nigeria.”

The acting spokesman for the police force headquarters, Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi also shared photos of the aerial surveillance on his Twitter page.

Kogi govt says security will continue to improve in the state

On its part, the Kogi government has said the state will continue to enjoy security even after Governor Yahaya Bello leaves office.

Speaking to Legit.ng, the security adviser to the governor, Navy Commander Jerry Omodara (rtd), stated that the vigilantes in the state have been legalised and placed on the payroll of the state government.

He said:

“Governor Bello has made sure that all the security measures put in place will outlive his administration.
“This is why the vigilante group in the state are backed by a law enacted by the Kogi state House of Assembly.
“We are also going to expand the law to accommodate the new waterways security personnel we are training.”

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Soldiers on red alert in Abuja over alleged planned attack by terrorists

Meanwhile, Nigerian soldiers have been placed on red alert following an intelligence report of a planned terror attack on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

According to a recent report, troops have been specifically deployed to villages and area councils located along the Abuja/Lokoja expressway namely Abaji, Kwali, and Gwagwalada.

Some of the soldiers are already on condone and search operations at Giri close to the University of Abuja where they mounted security checkpoints on all entry/exit points into the FCT.

Armed bandits kidnap Lagos-bound passengers in Kogi state

Recall that seven passengers on board Benue state-owned transport vehicle, Benue Links were recently kidnapped by armed bandits in nearby Kogi state.

The captors have since opened talks with families of their victims while demanding N5 million each on a pastor and his son.

Narrating the incident, the wife of the abducted pastor, Hannah Orhena, said her husband and son alongside five others were taken into captivity on Tuesday, March 29 about 3 pm around the Kabba area in Kogi state.

Source: Legit.ng

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