Police Begin Air Surveillance On Abuja-Kaduna Road

The on Saturday has started 24-hour air surveillance on highway following increase of traffic on the .

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The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 7, Abuja, , told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Saturday that the measure was part of efforts at ensuring safety of travellers on the road.

Traffic on the is expected to be high from now till the next six weeks due to the shift of air transport services from , Abuja to . The Abuja airport was closed on Wednesday for upgrade of some critical facilities, especially the runway.

Fagge said that the commissioners of police in Kaduna, Niger and , comprising the zone, have been directed to put adequate measures in place to contain any threat on the road and beyond. He gave assurance that the zone would continue to adopt proactive strategies against any of security threat in the area.

Sufficient personnel have been deployed to provide security in the zone, he said. He assured travellers on the highway that there is “no course for alarm”. “We are patrolling the entire area on air and land against any form of security threats. “We will continue to map out comprehensive security measures that will enable us apprehend all kinds of criminals.

“We have identified and deployed armed security personnel to dangerous spots for that purpose,” the AIG said. He called for the support of traditional rulers and stakeholders in sensitising to volunteer information that would aid security agencies in apprehending criminals in their midst.

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