Police copters have reportedly been deployed on aerial surveillance of the troubled local councils in Benue and River states, where scores were killed in separate attacks.
Jimoh Moshood, the police spokesman, stated also that “Five (5) Units of Police Mobile Force; Police Special Forces” have joined the regular Police personnel in the policing of the troubled places. Moshood, moreover said, the special deployment also comprise the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Police Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) and Special Police Joint Intelligence and Investigation Teams.
“This is to bring new impetus to the efforts of the Force to nip in the bud further attacks in the mentioned states”, Moshood said.
There had been recent killings in Rivers, where cultists killed 17 people; Southern Kaduna and Benue states, where herdsmen murdered, maimed members of their agrarian host communities and set fire to their properties.