The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered the immediate massive deployment of special forces which comprises ten units of police mobile force, three units of conventional policemen, a unit of counter-terrorism personnel, border patrol teams and force intelligence personnel drawn from various squadrons and commands to reinforce the operation of the existing force in Zamfara State.
This is part of efforts aimed at tackling the recurrent attacks on some Zamfara communities.
A statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said that the air wing of the Nigeria Police would also commence aerial patrol and surveillance in order to efficiently and effectively monitor the situation.
While commiserating with the families of the victims of the attacks, the IGP urged citizens to cooperate with the Force in its effort at restoring peace and security in the area and advised them to be law-abiding, as they go about their lawful businesses.
The IGP had earlier set up a reconciliatory committee headed by DIG Michael Zuokumor, with a mandate to reach out to communities and stakeholders in the states witnessing attacks in order to permanently entrench peace.