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Police deploys helicopters in South-West, North-West

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Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, has ordered the deployment of helicopters for aerial surveillance in major cities in the South-West and North-West.

The police had consequently set up Air-Wing Operational Base in Abuja and Ondo state to cater for each region.

In a statement by the Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, on Thursday, the police urged  citizens not to panic “but to go about their lawful business as the aerial surveillance is geared towards improving the security of lives and property in the affected areas.”

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In a related development, IGP Adamu had also ordered the Commissioner of Police, Taraba State Command to fish out the killers of Rev. Father David Tanko, who was murdered in the early hours of Thursday.

The cleric was going for a peace meeting to resolve the violent crisis between Tiv and Jukun ethnic groups when he was waylaid and murdered and his car set ablaze with his body inside.

Adamu expressed concern over the rising incidents of attacks on clergymen in some parts of the country.

He directed Commissioners of Police in all the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory to pay special attention to clerics and increase security around worship centres nationwide.

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