IGP dispatches team to investigate Jos killings


The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, has dispatched a team to Plateau state to investigate Saturday’s killings in Jos.
The team, according to a statement on Sunday by the spokesman of Police Force Headquarters, Frank Mba, is headed by the Deputy Inspector -General of Police in charge of Finance and Administration, Sanusi Lemu, who is also the coordinating DIG, North-Central geo-political zone.
The statement titled: “Plateau attacks: 20 suspects arrested, 33 victims rescued as IG orders coordinated response to protect citizens”, said the team will carry out an on-the-spot assessment of the incident which led to the killing of over 20 people.
Other members of the team include personnel of Police Tactical Units – the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Police Special Forces, the Force Criminal Investigations Department and the Force Intelligence Bureau.
The statement said the operatives will provide additional investigative, intelligence and forensic support to the Plateau State Police Command in the ongoing investigations and rescue operations.
“The IGP, while condemning the incident, has called for calm and assured victims and relatives of the attack that the police are working with the military, other security forces and the State Government to ensure that all perpetrators of the unfortunate incident are brought to book.
“Meanwhile, the IGP enjoined citizens in the affected area(s) to support the security forces deployed to the hotspot by providing useful information that will lead to the arrest of other perpetrators of the crime and forestall any further attack”, the statement said.


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