Eviction Order: IGP Puts AIGs, CPs On Alert, Orders Arrest Of Youths

Eviction Order: IGP Puts AIGs, CPs On Alert, Orders Arrest Of Youths
  • PublishedJune 10, 2017

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has put Assistant Inspector Generals (AIGs) and commissioners of Police in the North on alert ahead of the eviction order given to the Igbos in the North by a coalition of Arewa Youth groups.

Idris said there is no individual or group of persons that has the right to chase another bonafide citizen of the country out of any part of Nigeria.

The IGP who gave the directive at the Force headquarters yesterday observed that there was need to be on the look out for any miscreant who may try to cause any problem.

IGP Idris further noted that though there were no arrests made yet, the Police was working with other security agencies to ensure that the directive of the government of Kaduna state governor is carried out.

Speaking on the kidnapped students in Lagos, the Police boss said his men have arrested eight persons who are indirectly linked to the kidnapping incident but are careful so as not to risk the lives of the students in trying to rescue them.

He further noted that there are plans to permanently tackle the problem of kidnapping on the riverside areas of Lagos State, even as he said the Nigeria Police Force will soon deploy gun boats to the rivers.

The IGP further warned against abuse of spy plate numbers, sirens and tinted glass, stating that henceforth, there will be a taskforce charged with the responsibility of arresting offenders.

While calling for more support for the Police force, the IGP called on state governors to provide facilities for the establishment of mobile police units as was done in Enugu and Anambra recently, noting that such establishment will aid in tackling security issues.

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