10 July, 2012
Following the violence that erupted in Plateau State at the weekend over the killings of over 50 persons, the Inspector General of Police,Mohammed Abubakar has directed the deployment of 4,000 Mobile Police Personnel, Anti-Terrorism personnel and bomb disposal experts in the local government areas of the state.
Also, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 4, Markudi,AIG Michael Zoukumor has been directed to relocate his office from Makurdi to Jos the Plateau State capital to take over the security situation and ensure that further attacks and killings were stopped.
Vanguard gathered that the IGP who paid an on-the-spot assessment visit to Jos yesterday in company of the Chief of Defence Staff,Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petirin, gave the directives immediately he received briefings on the level of violence and reprisals on the Jos attacks.
The Anti-Riot and Anti-Terrorist policemen and Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC’s) according to sources are drawn from all the neighbouring
states and were all directed to be in Jos before dawn yesterday.