IGP orders more police deployment in Abuja over security threats


The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali, has ordered the immediate deployment of police personnel in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.

The latest directive is the second personnel deployment order by the IGP in less than two weeks.

The statement comes amid reported attacks and panic among residents about the possibility of more attacks by terrorists in the capital city.

In the latest statement by the police, the IGP “ordered massive deployment of additional police operatives and operational assets within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs to solidify the security and protection of lives and property of its residents, critical national assets and vulnerable facilities as well as road users plying routes in and around the FCT.”

It added that the deployment was also done to allay “the fears of residents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs concerning the recent perceived security threats”.


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