Amidst mounting security concerns, Inspector-General of Police Kayode Egbetokun has directed the deployment of more policemen on the Abuja-Kaduna road.
The deployment was made to improve safety and security in the region, according to a statement released on Thursday in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
Understanding how vital it is to secure this vital route for transit, the I-G has increased the number of police personnel and security equipment deployed.
“The objective is to strengthen the overall security infrastructure throughout the route by utilizing cutting-edge technology and strategic resources,” he stated.
Egbetokun gave Ede Ekpeji, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) in charge of activities, instructions to closely monitor the staff assigned to the route’s activities.
According to Egbetokun, the proactive measure was taken to reassure motorists and residents of their safety because more security personnel would be present on the route, which would dissuade criminal activity.
He emphasized that security services and local communities need to work together, and he asked people to be on the lookout for suspicious activity, report it, and assist law enforcement.
According to the Inspector General, ensuring the safety and well-being of locals and visitors along the route required teamwork.
He claimed that the actions were a part of the police’s attempts to maintain a safe and tranquil atmosphere.