Banditry: Police to deploy 3 additional mobile units to Zamfara – IGP
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has said that three additional mobile police units would be deployed to Zamfara to beef up security.
Idris made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen on Saturday in Gusau after a condolence visit over Thursday’s attack in Birane village, Zurmi Local Government area in which over 40 people died.
The IGP also said the police had set up a committee to investigate the incident and suggest measures to end such attacks.
Idris added that the Federal Government has approved the recruitment of 6,000 policemen in 2018, to further strengthen security in the country.
“We believe the recruitment would assist in the government’s efforts to address security challenges facing the country.
“We are here to commiserate with Zamfara State Government, Zurmi Emirate Council over this incident.
“We received complaints of shortage of personnel from the stakeholders; we are going to deploy additional three units of police mobile force to the state to strengthen the state police command in tackling security challenges.
“We are going to set up a committee to investigate the incident aimed at avoiding the re-occurrence of the menace in the future; the committee is coming to this state next Monday Insha Allah.’’
He commended the state government for its support to the police and urged stakeholders to assist all security agencies with relevant information to tackle the security challenges bedevilling the state.
The IGP was received by the state Deputy Governor, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala at Government House, Gusau. He had earlier paid similar visit to Emir of Zurmi to commiserate with the families and relatives of the deceased.