The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, on Wednesday, launched a special team tagged the ‘Special Intervention Squad’ to reduce the spate of kidnappings in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
At the launch of the special squad in Abuja, the police boss said the team comprised specially trained mobile police officers who are expected to provide rapid response to the security breaches in the FCT.
While noting that the squad will engage in massive community policing, Egbetokun assured Nigerians that the newly launched Special Intervention Squad will be replicated in neighboring states to address the challenge of insecurity.
On Monday, the IGP called for the intensification of efforts to “decimate kidnappers and other criminally-minded individuals” in the nation’s capital.
The IGP also met with the Force Management Team and Tactical Squads in Abuja.