Nigerian police set to employ new strategy in combating insecurity

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The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Adamu Mohammed, has revealed that the Nigerian Police Force would be deploying new tactics in putting a permanent end to kidnapping and other matters of insecurity around the states of the nation.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, spoke more about this new tactics the Nigerian police wants to deploy in combating this problems while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday.

He highlighted undercover activities, decoy operations and high-level tactical missions with operatives while adding that personnel drawn from the conventional Police unit, the Force Intelligence unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squads, the Special Anti-kidnapping Squads and the Police Tactical Units comprising the Police Mobile Force, the Counter Terrorism Unit and the Special Forces would be effective in the new strategy.

“The operational strategies which are purposeful and intelligence-driven are targeted at identifying, locating and dismantling kidnapping gangs across the nation and bringing the kidnappers and their collaborators to justice.

“It is designed to complement and strengthen the Operation Puff Adder currently going on in several states of the federation.”

Frank Mba stated that the Police and the Inspector General would “continue to work with other relevant stakeholders in the task of making Nigeria safer and better.”

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