The Inspector – General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali has acquired additional assets to aid strategic deployment of tactical squads to tackle insecurity across the country, especially in crisis affected areas.
This was made known in a statement by Force Spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Sunday.
The assets includes fifty-five lorries, water tankers, two coaster buses and fifteen Armoured Personnel Carriers(APCs).
However, he reiterated his commitment to continually provide necessary welfare and safer environment for police operatives at the forefront in crisis areas.
IGP immediately directed that the logistics and assets be made available for the ongoing operations being executed by the police at strategic locations in the country.
“IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has released adequate funds to upgrade the police ICT platforms to the required status, capable of combating the present security issues and realities in Nigeria as such will go a long way in alleviating the operational challenges of police troops on various tactical operations in Nigeria.
“He equally directed the Police Airwing to step up its platforms and logistics to provide air support to the ground troops whenever they are on operation in the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.
“The Police boss however appealed to the general pubic not to panic in view of the heavily armed Police tactical squads who have been deployed for various operations, as they have been warned to be professional, civil and to operate within the ambit of the law. He also sought for maximum cooperation with the police operatives in many areas especially information sharing, in order to make the operations successful,” the statement read.
He equally directed the Police Airwing to step up its platforms and logistics to provide air support to the ground troops whenever they are in operation in the the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.
The IGP emphatically restated his zeal for better security strategies, networking in Nigeria, fight criminal elements who are bent on neutralizing and truncating the security system, peace and harmony we deserve in this country.