Kagara abductions: Massive joint ‘search and rescue mission’ ongoing, says IGP


The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has assured the nation that the Force is irrevocably committed to the safe rescue of all in the recent attack on Government Science College, Kagara in Rafi Area of Niger State and other related incidents.


Force Spokesman, CP Frank Mba disclosed this in a statement Thursday.


Accordingvto the statement, “The IGP notes that a joint massive search and rescue mission involving the Police, the Military and other law enforcement agencies is ongoing to ensure that all abducted are rescued unhurt and reunited with their families.”


Ecen more, Mba said “To give impetus to the rescue operation, the IGP has ordered the deployment of additional tactical, intelligence and investigative assets of the Force including four (4) units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) attached to Puff Adder II, one (1) of Police Special Forces, personnel of the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and operatives from the Force Intelligence Bureau and the Force Investigations Department. One (1) Police aerial surveillance helicopter has also deployed.


The Police component of the search and rescue is being coordinated Commissioner of Police, Niger State who is effectively harnessing all the deployed resources and working in sync with the Military and other law enforcement agents in ensuring an intelligence-driven, and result-oriented ground and aerial surveillance in the rescue operations and to bring the perpetrators to book, the statement said.


The Inspector General of Police, while calling for calm, enjoined members of the community to provide the Force and the security community with useful, relevant and timely information that can assist in the ongoing search and rescue operations.