By Ibrahim Sulaiman
Towards ensuring the success of operations Absolute Sanity currently ongoing on Abuja-Kaduna Highway, the Inspector General of Police has ordered the immediate redeployment all policemen patrolling the area.
A statement by spokesman for the police, Jimoh Moshood, said those affected are all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, all other Officers, Inspectors and Rank and Files serving in the Police Divisions, Police Stations and out posts situated on Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria Highways starting from Zuba Division in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to all Divisions and Police Stations and Posts in Niger State located along the Highway to Kaduna, and those other Police Divisions, Police Stations and Outposts throughout the Highways to Kaduna and Zaria City in Kaduna State.
“New Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, other superior Police Officers, Inspectors and Rank and Files have been posted to take over from the outgoing ones.
“The redeployment is to bring in new experience and fresh impetus to the fights against kidnappings, armed robberies and other violent crimes on these Highways, and ensure full execution of Operations Absolute Sanity’s strategies in achieving the stipulated mandates of the operations,” he said.
Mr Moshood also revealed that the inspector general of police had approved the posthumous promotion of a brave officer, Inspector Idris Musa to the rank of an Assistant Superintendent of Police for dying while fighting Boko Haram.
“In another development, the Inspector General of Police has promoted posthumously late Inspector Idris Musa to the rank of an Assistant Superintendent of Police for act of bravery, gallantry and supreme sacrifice of losing his life in active service to his fatherland, Nigeria and the Nigeria Police Force. The late Police Officer will be remembered as one of the heroes of the Nigeria Police Force in the fight against Boko-Haram insurgency in Nigeria.
“It will be recalled that Inspector Idris Musa eventually died at about 0100hrs of 24th July, 2017 from injury he sustained along with two (2) other Police Officers who survived when they came under IEDs attack from the remnant of Boko-Haram insurgents who were moving out to attack public centres, place of worships and other locations in Kano metropolis in the early hours of 23rd of July, 2017.
“The Inspector General of Police has directed that the late Inspector Idris Musa be given a befitting burial,” Mr Moshood, a chief superintendent of police, added.