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Nigeria Police IG Convenes With DIGs, AIGs,  CPs, Tactical Squads Over Recent Spike In Kidnappings

He emphasized the significance of community engagement to curb banditry and foster trust.

Following the spate of kidnappings in the Federal Capital Territory and other similar incidents across the country, the Inspector-General of Police,  Kayode Egbetokun, on Tuesday, convened a crucial meeting with the force management team and tactical squads, to address the rising concerns surrounding insecurity in the country.

The IG expressed concern over the unfortunate events and emphasised the need for decisive action to curb such heinous crimes.

During the meeting which centred on a comprehensive review of current security challenges, strategic planning, and the deployment of tactical resources to tackle emerging threats, the IGP emphasised the need for a coordinated and intelligence-driven approach to address the evolving security landscape.

Tactical squads were briefed and directed to intensify efforts on the deployment of proactive measures to prevent criminal activities and protect citizens.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the IG, while reassuring Nigerians, especially residents of the Federal Capital Territory, of improved security, ordered the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Department of Operations, to personally coordinate the upscaled security strategies emplaced to decimate kidnappers and other criminally minded individuals in the FCT and immediately restore normalcy.

In addition to operational strategies, the IG underscored the significance of community engagement and collaboration with relevant stakeholders to gather information, enhance trust, and foster a collective effort in combating criminal elements.

 Chuks Okocha, Kingsley Nwezeh, Olawale Ajimotokan, Michael Olugbode, Sunday Aborisade, Kuni Tyessi and John Shiklam 

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