Southern Kaduna crisis: IGP orders full enforcement of curfew
• Urges residents to cooperate with security agencies
As part of efforts at restoring law and order in parts of Southern Kaduna, Kaduna State, affected by recent violence and other security challenges, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, on Monday, directed the State Commissioner of Police to ensure full enforcement of the curfew imposed by the State Government.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP.
According to the statement, “The CP is equally to ensure optimal deployment of both human and material assets of the Intervention Squad currently on the ground in the State to safeguard lives and property of people in the communities.
“The CP is to personally coordinate the operations of the Intervention Squad in carrying out collective and holistic tasks of ensuring peace and safety in the communities.”
The statement explained that the Squad comprises: the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Police Special Forces, Detectives/Intelligence Operatives as well as personnel of the Kaduna State Police Command, the Military and other security agencies.
It added that the IGP commiserated with the people of Kaduna State, particularly those who have lost their loved ones and property as a result of the crises and assured that the Force would do everything within its powers and means to ensure that peace was restored in the affected areas.
The IGP enjoined the people of Kaduna State to cooperate with the Police, the Military and other law enforcement agencies as they carry out the full enforcement of the curfew amongst other measures directed at ensuring their safety.
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