IG orders tight security in violence prone states

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Forty-eight hours after the twin Kaduna Bomb blast nearly claimed the lives of former military head of state, General Mohammadu Buhari and Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has set up a high powered team to investigate the terrorist acts and ordered that security tightened in violence prone states.

The team of investigators, which is expected to work in close collaboration with other security agencies, is headed by the Commissioner of Police in charge of Legal Department at Force CID, DCP Nwodibo Ekechukwu.

Other members of the team include: DCP Chris Ezike of the Federal SARS, DCP Dan Mallam of the IGP’s Monitoring Unit and DCP Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi of the Interpol Unit.

A statement signed by the Force Public Relations officer, ACP Frank Mba noted that the high-powered investigation team has the mandate to unearth the perpetrators of the bomb attacks in Kaduna in which thirty-nine (39) Nigerians unfortunately lost their lives while thirty-seven (37) others got injured just as the former Head of State, General Mohammadu Buhari and the respected Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi narrowly escaped unhurt.

“Meanwhile, on the orders of the IGP, security has been tightened in all states of the federation, particularly in the states perceived to be more vulnerable to terror attacks” the statement said.

“While appealing to all Nigerians, particularly Kaduna residents to remain calm, the IGP calls on the citizens to cooperate with the security agencies by providing them with relevant information to solve the crime” it added.

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