Police deploy over 500 personnel on Kaduna-Abuja Highway

​The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Friday said he had deployed more than 500 Mobile Policemen along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway in order to curtail the menace of hoodlums.

Idris made this known at the inauguration of: “Operation Maximum Safety on Kaduna-Abuja Highway,” at Katari village in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

He said: “Being here will amount to nothing if you are not committed to this project and not believing what we are doing and you don’t believe that we can put off and check what is happening in Abuja-Kaduna Road.

“The insecurity that we have been noticing on this highway and the desperation of criminals that localise themselves in this bush and forest stopping innocent citizens with arms, who want to make use of this road to transact their businesses and other activities, we are here to put stop to these criminal activities.”

The IG-P was represented by Habila Joshak, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Operations).

He added: “We have the capacity to contain these challenges and it is our responsibility to make sure life and property is well protected.

“Citizens of this country must be save.

“The project and the directive, command and our initiative, which the government asked us to do, we should not allow criminals to take over any part of the county.”

Idris said the government was worried over the insecurity on the highway, adding: “With this equipment, we will sustain the operation and make sure the operation was effective.

“This Pperation Maximum Safety of the highway and the Kaduna- Abuja Expressway must put the check and we are here to do that.”

Idris said with the 40 vehicles and others with armoured personnel carrier, the high command was optimistic that the Mobile Police Force would curb the menace.

“We assure members of the public that the road from Abuja to Kaduna and adjacent are well policed,” Idris said.

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