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Abuja kidnappings: IGP orders DIGs to upscale security strategies

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In response to the recent surge in kidnapping incidents in the Federal Capital Territory , Abuja, and other parts of the country, the Inspector-General of Police, Dr. Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has directed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Department of Operations, to personally coordinate enhanced security strategies to curb the activities of bandits causing terror in different regions of the country.

The directive was issued during a crucial meeting convened by the IGP with the Force Management Team and Tactical Squads to address the growing concerns surrounding insecurity in Nigeria.

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The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, released a statement to the media in Abuja on Tuesday, highlighting the key decisions made during the meeting.

Expressing deep concern over the escalating incidents of kidnapping, the IGP stressed the urgency of decisive action to combat such heinous crimes.

To address the situation, the IGP “ordered the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Department of Operations, to personally coordinate the upscaled security strategies emplaced to decimate kidnappers and other criminal elements in the FCT and immediately restore normalcy.”

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The meeting focused on a comprehensive review of current security challenges, strategic planning, and the deployment of tactical resources to tackle emerging threats.

The IGP stressed the importance of a coordinated and intelligence-driven approach to address the evolving security landscape.

While assuring Nigerians, especially residents of the FCT, of improved security measures, the IGP urged the Task Force and Tactical Squad commanders to intensify efforts in deploying proactive measures to prevent criminal activities and protect citizens.

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