Plateau Attacks: IGP beefs up police presence, arrests 13 more suspects 


An additional 13 suspects have been arrested in connection with the mass killing of travelers on the Rukuba Road, Plateau State on Saturday, bringing the total number of arrests to 33.

This comes as 22 people met an untimely end and 14 others injured when a convoy of five buses was attacked.

The victims were said to be returning from the annual Zikr prayer in Bauchi State and heading for Ikare in Ondo State.

According to a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer Frank Mba, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the deployment of additional operational asset including a Police Surveillance Helicopter, two Units of Police Mobile Force, and two Cells of Counter Terrorism Unit to Plateau State.

The surveillance helicopter, manned by operatives of Nigeria Police Airwing, is expected to carry out aerial surveillance and confidence-boosting patrols within the hotspots, in coordinated operations with the ground troops.

He assured that the NPF is committed to working with other patriotic stakeholders toward restoring public order in Plateau and other parts of the country.


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