IGP assures Nasarawa, Benue communities of protection

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has assured the residents of communities ravaged by suspected militia in Benue and Nasarawa states of adequate police protection to prevent a recurrence of the attacks.

The IGP stated this on Saturday during an Inspection tour of Gbajimba, Anyiin and Tunga villages in Benue and Nasarawa states.

He said the police were determined to ensure the protection of lives and property of the residents and appealed to them to give information to the security agencies on miscreants in their midst.

He assured of armed police deployments to the crises communities to avert further attacks and restore normalcy in the affected areas.

The top police officer also visited some IDP camps in the states.

Receiving the IGP at Gbajimba, in Guma local government council, the chairman of the council, Mr Anthony Shawon commended him for the inspection tour.

Shawon also commended the quick intervention of the presidency in deploying additional security support to the state to quell the crises.

He assured the IGP of the commitment of his people towards maintaining peace as they looked forward to returning to their ancestral homes.

In Tunga, the community leader of the area, Ibrahim Shaibu, denied allegations that the militia were been harbored in the area.

He said the people of his area were law abiding and were providing shelter to displaced Tiv people in the area.

Also speaking, the spokesman of the Tiv community in the area, Abraham Vighi, said there were no killer-militia lodging in the area.

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