The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of Police aerial surveillance helicopters to major cities in the South-West and North-West of the country to effectively curtail crimes in the country.
The police directive is coming after the murder of a catholic priest, Rev. Father, David Tanko, in the early hours of Thursday by suspected bandits in Taraba.
Adamu however urged Nigerians not to panic, assuring the nation that the perpetrator(s) of the dastardly act will not go undetected and unpunished.
He also enjoined the people to be calm and give maximum support to the Police in the bid towards unravelling the authors of the crime, their motives and circumstances surrounding the unfortunate killing of the Priest.
“The Force therefore enjoins citizens not to panic but to go about their lawful businesses as the aerial surveillance is geared towards improving the security of lives and property in the affected areas”.
He added that “the Police Air-Wing Operational Base in Abuja caters for Abuja – Kaduna highways as well as the adjoining States in the North-West and North-Central, the new base in Ondo State will cater for the adjoining states and highways straddling the South-West”.