IGP deploys police special intervention force to Ile Ife to restore peace

Concerned with the
unfortunate ethno clashes, disturbance of public peace and mayhem that
occurred in Ile-Ife, Osun State on the 8th of March, 2017 which resulted
in the loss of innocent lives, destruction of properties worth Millions
of Naira, and the need to put an end to this crisis, the Inspector
General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni, has deployed Police
Special Intervention Force, comprising Five (5) Units of the Police
Mobile Force (PMF specially trained Anti Riot Policemen), Five (5) Cells
of Counter Terrorism Unit, Conventional Policemen, Special Anti Robbery
Squad, Intelligence Response Team, Technical Intelligence Unit, SIB,
detachment of EOD, Police K9 (Sniffer Dogs Section), with their
Headquarters in Ile-Ife, the Force is led by the Commissioner of Police
in charge of PMF, Force Headquarters, Abuja. Their operations will cover
the entire Ile-Ife and environs, and other flash/trouble spots in Osun
State.
 
The
Police Special Intervention Forces are already on the ground working in
synergy with the Osun State Police Command to ensure that total peace
and normalcy are restored and sustained in Ile-Ife and environs.
To
achieve success in the operations, the Force will be proactive and
strict in the enforcement of its mandates, Police standard operations
procedures and rule of engagement. 
The
Force will ensure the full enforcement of the curfew imposed on Ile-Ife
and environs by the Osun State Government. The personnel of the Police
special Intervention Force will carry out twenty four (24) hours
surveillance and patrol, stop and search; continuous raids of identified
criminal hideouts and black spots, with a view to arrest promptly
trouble makers, their sponsors and nip in the bud any further attempt to
cause violence and other criminalities in the general area. The
deployment of the personnel will equally cover communities, towns,
villages, vulnerable points, Government and private infrastructures and
facilities in Ile-Ife and environs. 
Joint
Investigation Team made up Personnel of Force Criminal Intelligence and
Investigation Department, FSARS, SIP and Osun State Police Command CIID
headed by an experienced Commissioner of Police under the supervision of
Deputy Inspector General of Police (FCIID) are already in Ile-Ife and
have succeeded in arresting the arrow-head and principal suspect
including some of his thugs that caused the death of most of the
innocent victims.
Traditional
rulers, religious leaders, public office holders, politicians, opinion
leaders, parents and guardians are hereby called upon to prevail on
their subjects, supporters, children and wards to support the personnel
of the Police Special Intervention Force in the discharge of their
responsibilities, and propagate peace, demonstrate love, and tolerance
to promote harmonious coexistence with their fellow citizens,
irrespective of religious, ethnic inclinations and differences.
In
conclusion, the Inspector General of Police wishes to assure the good
people and communities of Ile-Ife of adequate security and protection of
their lives and properties and hereby enjoin them to be law abiding and
give a chance for peace to prevail and also cooperate with the Police
personnel deployed in their localities.
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