Insecurity: IGP orders immediate deployment of SWAT operatives

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the 17 Assistant Inspector Generals of Police in the Force to deploy all the recently trained members of the Special Weapon and Tactical Team (SWAT), for routine patrols with immediate effect. 

According to a Vanguard, the IGP gave the order in a message to the AIGs which was also addressed to the commissioners of police in the states of the federation.

A senior police source revealed that the patrol by the SWAT operatives was part of the security measures being put in place to checkmate the increased spate of insecurity across the country.

The statement also revealed the SWAT operatives would be deployed for the time being pending when they are embarking on their primary operations.