In Ekiti,  Police Deploys 200 Special Detectives to Combat Assassinations

January 5, 2017, 1:31 pm

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Suleiman Idris, has deployed 200 special police detectives to combat cases of kidnapping and assassination in Ekiti State.

 There have been reported cases of kidnapping and assassination with the most recent being the mysterious abduction and killing of the police paymaster in Ekiti, Mr Idowu Taiwo last December.

The Ekiti Command’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Wilson Inalegwu, said “This is to bring to the attention of the general public that in order to enhance Police presence and bring crime to the barest minimum and to prevent crime and the fear of crime in the state, the Police command has deployed more personnel and vehicles to strategic places in the state, especially the capital
 Ado-Ekiti.

“The IGP in this regard deployed additional 200 PMF  personnel to beef up the manpower of the command. Personnel will be deployed to every nook and cranny in the state.

 “The general public is therefore enjoined to cooperate with the Police by giving vital information. As stated above, the ongoing exercise is a proactive measure designed to tackle the issue of crime and criminality across the state.

“Anyone who observes the presence of any group or individual in suspicious circumstances should report such without any delay. The officers involved in the exercise as traditional with the force have been adequately briefed to exercise high level of professionalism," he further said.

Meanwhile, the government has rolled out six emergency telephone numbers that people in the State can use to reach out to the newly constituted Joint Security Task Force in the State in event of emergency or to provide information on suspicious movements that may lead to security breach.
 The numbers are 09069099386, 09069099751, 09069100733, 09069552946, 09069556155 and 09069560366.

 A statement from the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. (Mrs.) Modupe Alade solicited the support of the people for the Joint Task Force codenamed 'Operation Flush'.

The statement stressed that the primary function of the Task Force was to flush out criminals and curb crime in the State.

Reiterating the commitment of the Fayose led administration to the security of lives and property of people in the State, the SSG stated that no form of criminality would any longer be tolerated in
the State.

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