The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, Thursday, assured Nigerians that the Nigerian Police Force was irrevocably committed to the safe rescue of all abductees in the recent attack on Government Science College, Kagara, in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State and other related incidents.
Consequently, and according to a statement issued by Mr. Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, a Commissioner of Police, the IGP disclosed that a massive joint search-and-rescue- mission involving the Police, the Military and other law enforcement agencies was ongoing with the sole aim of rescuing all abducted persons and uniting them with their families.
To give impetus to the rescue operation, Mba further disclosed, Adamu has ordered the immediate deployment of additional tactical, intelligence and investigative assets of the Force for the mission. These include: including four units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) attached to Operation Puff Adder II, one unit of Police Special Forces, personnel of the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and operatives from the Force Intelligence Bureau and the Force Criminal Investigations Department. One Police aerial surveillance helicopter has also been deployed.
“The Police component of the search- and-rescue operation,” Mba said, “is being coordinated by the Commissioner of Police, Niger State, who is effectively harnessing all the deployed resources and working in sync with the Military and other law enforcement agents in ensuring an intelligence-driven, focused and result-oriented ground and aerial surveillance in the rescue operations and to bring the perpetrators to book.”
Meanwhile, the police spokesman said his boss, the IGP, “while calling for calm, has enjoined members of the community to provide the Force and the security community with useful, relevant and timely information that can assist in the ongoing search and rescue operations.”