The Nigeria Police has redeployed all police officers currently serving in different formations along the Abuja-Kaduna Highway.
According to a statement by the Nigeria Police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, the affected officers include all junior and senior police officers.
The affected officials include, “Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, all other officers, inspectors and rank and files serving in the Police Divisions, Police Stations and out posts situated on Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria Highways …” Moshood, a Chief Superintendent of Police, said.
“New Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, other superior Police Officers, Inspectors and rank and files have been posted to take over from the outgoing ones,” he added.
The police said the redeployments were to ensure “total success of operations Absolute Sanity currently ongoing on Abuja-Kaduna Highway aimed at routing out gangs of kidnappers and armed robbers terrorising Abuja-Kaduna Highway.”
The highway has become notorious for kidnappings and other criminal acts despite the high presence of security operatives there.
“The redeployment is to bring in new experience and fresh impetus to the fights against kidnappings, armed robberies and other violent crimes on these Highways, and ensure full execution of Operations Absolute Sanity’s strategies in achieving the stipulated mandates of the operations,” Moshood said.
The redeployment is to bring in new experience and fresh impetus to the fights against kidnappings, armed robberies and other violent crimes on these Highways, and ensure full execution of Operations Absolute Sanity’s strategies in achieving the stipulated mandates of the operations.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson has confirmed that a police inspector, Idris Musa, was given post-humous promotion after he died in a battle against Boko Haram.
Musa’s new position is Assistant Superintendent of Police for act of bravery, gallantry and supreme sacrifice of losing his life in active service to his fatherland and the Nigeria Police Force.
It will be recalled that Musa eventually died on July 24, 2017 from injury he sustained along with two (2) other officers who survived when they came under IEDs attack from the remnant of Boko-Haram insurgents who were moving out to attack public centres, place of worships and other locations in Kano metropolis in the early hours of 23rd of July, 2017.
The I-G has also directed that the late Musa be given a befitting burial.