Taraba killings: Police deploy eight units, surveillance helicopter

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The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris on Tuesday said he has deployed eight units of police personnel and a surveillance helicopter in Taraba State to help curb attacks and killings.

Idris disclosed this while interacting with journalists at the end of the meeting he held with traditional and religious leaders as part of his three days official visit to the state.

While thanking other security agencies for assisting in providing peace and security in the state, the IGP noted that he was in the state to personally supervise the deployment of personnel and to ascertain what else could be done to ensure the security of lives and property in the state.

Governor Darius Ishaku had earlier appealed to the Inspector General of Police,  Ibrahim Idris, to help wipe the tears of the people of the state by putting more efforts to end the incessant attacks and killings.

While lamenting the killings in the state,  the governor said six people were killed at Tati near Takum hours before the arrival of the IGP, adding that a family of four was killed at Mbiya, a community on the outskirts of Takum by people suspected to be herdsmen.

He said, “The people of Taraba State have been looking forward to your visit, considering the security challenges facing the state and we are hopeful that your visit will mark the return of peace in the state.

“I want to thank you for all that you have been doing in terms of security in Taraba and I want to appeal to you to help us wipe our tears in Taraba.”

Ishaku pledged to continue providing logistics especially patrol vehicles to the police to assist them in their task of providing security in the state.

He called on the IGP to ensure the completion of the command’s headquarters to enable them have a befitting office accommodation.

NAN