Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba has ordered immediate establishment of Tactical Operation Points (TOP) in selected states of the North East and North West as part of strategic measures lined up to contain the illegal movement of small arms and light weapons and other explosive materials.
A statement from the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Frank Mba quoted the police boss as saying that the establishment of the operation points will frustrate the activities of insurgents and other criminals and halt further spread of violence in the country.
Suleiman was said to given his determination to track and mop up illegal arms trade and arrest the unchallenged movement of explosive materials by hoodlums and other unpatriotic elements.
The IGP who made it clear that the Police will continue to work in close collaboration with other security Forces in the land, vowed that the Force will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the citizens of Nigeria enjoy maximum safety and security in their own country, even as he appealed to the general public, particularly those in the North East and North West to cooperate with the Police for the greater safety of all.
He said that the new operational points will be manned by Policemen who have received adequate training in tactical operation and counter-terrorism and they are being established in various strategic locations, including highways in Kano, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba states.
The IGP has charged all Assistant Inspectors -General of Police (AIGs) in charge of the Zones covering the affected states and all Commissioners of Police in charge of these states to ensure close supervision and constant reskilling of the personnel performing this special operation. [myad]