The Inspector General Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate deployment of combined units of intervention squads to Nasarawa State after the gruesome massacre of 17 persons by unknown gunmen.
This was made known by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba in a statement on Wednesday.
Mba recalled the shootings which took place in Kochum-Numa village in Akwanga local government by unknown gunmen during a naming ceremony on Sunday, 14th April, 2019, which resulted in the seat and injury of innocent persons.
To this end, Mba said the IGP has also ordered the Commissioner of Police, Nasarawa State to identify and fish out all persons connected to the dastardly killings.
According to Mba, Adamu added that the tactical squad will provide additional support to the existing operatives in the State.
The statement read in part: “the combined tactical teams comprising the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) and Specialized Investigators from the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) have been mandated to provide support to the existing security architecture in the State to prevent further attacks and carry out discrete investigation into the killings.
“While restating the commitment of the Force to uncover and bring the perpetrators of the killing to justice, the IGP implores any member of the Public with useful and credible information that could aid the ongoing investigation not to hesitate to avail same to the Police through the following contacts: 08033097663, 08033674246.”