President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idristo transfer instantly to Benue State to revive regulation and order and forestall the escalation of herdsmen-farmers disaster.
Buhari gave the order on Monday night time, accord to a press release by police spokesman Jimoh Moshood.
The order got here as extra killings of harmless individuals by herdsmen in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas in Benue State had been reported.
In compliance with the order, Idris is shifting into the troubled state with extra 5 models of Police Mobile Force (PMF).
On Sunday, the police chief deployed, amongst different safety measures, 5 MOPOL models. There are actually ten of them within the disaster areas.
More Units of the Police Special Forces, Counter Terrorism Units, and Conventional Policemen had been additionally deployed to the State on Monday.
“The Aerial Surveillance by Police Helicopters will continue, while the Police Mobile Force Personnel, Police Special Forces and conventional Police Personnel, the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Police Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) and Special Police Joint Intelligence and Investigation Teams already deployed to Benue State will carry on relentlessly with the patrols and crime prevention activities in the affected areas to sustain the normalcy that have been restored in the State”, Moshood stated.
“The Force won’t hesitate to deal decisively with hassle maker(s), any group(s) or particular person for conduct prone to instigate the escalation of the disaster. The full weight of the regulation can be utilized on anybody arrested for being accountable for the mayhem within the affected areas within the State.
“While as soon as once more, the Nigeria Police Force commiserate with Government and the individuals of Benue State over the lack of harmless lives, the Force implored them to cooperate with the Nigeria Police Force on this newest effort to revive lasting peace within the State.
“The commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to ensure Law and order and protection of lives and property of all Nigerians throughout the Country remains unequivocal and unwavering”, Moshood stated.
At one other assembly in Abuja, attended by IGP Idris, governors of Benue, Taraba, Plateau and Nasarawa, Adamawa, Niger and Kaduna States, and the Minister of Interior, Lt. General Abdulrahman Dambazau, a method to examine the blood spilling between herdsmen and farmers was labored out.
Addressing newsmen after the assembly, Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue stated there was now synergy among the many safety companies, the federal and state governments to fight the problem.
Ortom, who was joined by his Taraba counterpart, Darius Ishaku, declined to offer particulars of the methods, saying it was a safety matter not meant for public consumption.
“As you possibly can see all of the governors of the states the place we now have probably the most difficult safety drawback are right here.
“We have dialogued; we now have appeared on the drawback with the safety chiefs and appreciated one another.
“One factor that’s central is that we now have agreed that killing in any type is just not allowed; safety males should apprehend and prosecute these accountable.
“There is no point politicising these killings; it is the responsibility of all Nigerians to eliminate the criminality that is resulting in the killings,” Ortom stated.
The governor stated it was additionally agreed on the assembly that Nigerians ought to desist from hate speeches that had been fuelling the disaster.