The Nigerian police has deployed additional 500 personnel to boost security in southern part of Kaduna State,
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Umar Muri disclosed this in a press briefing on Wednesday in Kaduna, while reading out the achievements recorded by the Command.
He stated that the deployment of the policemen had helped to stop the recent communal unrest that ensued in some communities of Kajuru, Zangon Kataf and Kauru Local Government Areas of the state.
Maintaining that the intervention of the police and timely declaration of 24-hour curfew by the state government had facilitated the return of normalcy in the affected areas.
“You need to know that with the timely intervention of the Police and other sister security agencies, the situation has since been brought under control.”
“I can assure you that normalcy has fully been restored in the affected areas while some suspects have been arrested and they will be arraigned before the court as soon as possible,” the police commissioner said
On the enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions, Muri said no fewer than 13,704 violators were arrested and arraigned before mobile courts and convicted.
He explained that the police had also intensified surveillance and raids of drugs peddling points and had succeeded in arresting five suspects and seized 48 bags of dried leaves weighing 650kg suspected to be Indian hemp.