By SAAMUEL PRINCE-NNAJI
About 600 special squad was deployed to the Abuja-Kaduna express way on Tuesday by the Nigerian Police force in a bid to clamp down on crimes along the road.
This was made known by the Deputy Inspector General of Police,Operation, (DIG) Habila Joshak, while inaugurating members of the special squad in Rijana village, Kachia Local Government of Kaduna State.
The DIG revealed that 500 mobile police were deployed, while 100 were from the intelligence unit of the force.
According to Joshak, the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, instructed that the special squad be deployed in order to improve security on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway.
He also said that in a bid to make sure that road users are protected and save at all times, hence the need to deploy the 600 special squad which were drawn from tactical, counter terrorism and intelligent units of the force.
“it is the responsibility of the Nigerian Police to protect lives and property of every citizen and we are committed to doing that.” He said.
Joshak used the time to advised the personal to do more to be professional in discharging their constitutional responsibilities,
“You are here to protect lives and to give maximum security on Abuja-Kaduna expressway and everywhere around it.
“We will collaborate with other security operatives to see that the menace of kidnaping is addressed.
“I urge you to make sure you apprehend all the criminals terrorising innocent citizens on this highway and bring them to book.”
He also implore the host communities to corporate with the personnel by giving their maximum support to enable the police combat crime and criminality in Kaduna State and the country at large.