The acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has deployed the Tactical Operation Unit, comprising of the Police Mobile Force, the Counter-Terrorism Unit and the Air Surveillance Team to flush out vandals and other criminal elements operating in Arepo and Ibafo areas of Ogun State.
Idris said the deployment of the unit in the areas on Thursday was to ensure that normalcy returns to them in record time.
A statement on Friday in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer, Don Awunah, quoted the IG as saying that the Nigeria Police Force would not watch any criminal group(s) take law into their hands, adding that he had authorised the team to deal decisively with anyone who constitutes himself as an enemy of the state.
He also asked residents of the areas who had fled to return home and go about their normal businesses as the police would deal with the criminals.
In another development, the police have arrested one Aloysius Ebiniko, said to be the kingpin of the armed gang that abducted and murdered Col. Samaila Inusa on March 27, 2016 in Kaduna, Kaduna State.
The police said Ebiniko’s arrest was made possible by credible technical intelligence employed by the Force after a confessional statement of a member of the gang earlier arrested.
The Force explained that the suspect would soon be arraigned in court as those earlier arrested in connection with the crime had been arraigned and remanded in prison.
Meanwhile, contrary to reports that Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Shuaibu Gambo, was queried over the shoddy investigation into the abduction of a teenager, Ese Oruru, our correspondent gathered that it was AIG Yabo Tambari that was queried.
Findings indicate that Tambari was the AIG in charge of Zone 1, Kano during the incident, while AIG Gambo was the officer who rescued Ese after he was directed by the Force headquarters to take over the case from Tambari.
A police source said, “It was Gambo that actually rescued Ese after he was directed to take over the investigation from Tambari under whose watch the incident happened. Gambo led the operation for the rescue of the teenager after the investigation was bungled by the officers that handled it earlier.”