Ag. IG Orders Establishment Of Tactical Operation Points To Track, Mop-Up Illegal Arms, Explosive Materials

aec18f1c188976bca3dd70a26db14d18The acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has ordered the establishment of Tactical Operation Points (TOP) in select states in the Northeast and Northwest.

According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, the points would be manned by police personnel trained in tactical operations and counter-terrorism.

The statement said the operation points would be established in various strategic locations and highways in Kano, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba states.

“Consequently, the IGP has charged all Assistant Inspectors -General of Police (AIGs) in charge of the zones covering the affected states and all Commissioners of Police in charge of these states to ensure close supervision and constant re-skilling of the personnel performing this special operation.

“The IGP is optimistic that the latest measure will enable the Force to halt further spread of violence in the land and frustrate the activities of insurgents and other criminals.

“He added that the Force is determined to track and mop up illegal arms trade and arrest the unchallenged movement of explosive materials by hoodlums and other unpatriotic elements.

“While noting that the police will always work in close collaboration with other security forces in the land, the IGP vows that the Force will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the citizens of Nigeria enjoy maximum safety and security in their own country.

“The IGP therefore calls on the general public, particularly those in the Northeast and Northwest to cooperate with the police and see any inconvenience this operation may cause as a necessary sacrifice for the greater safety of all.”