Nasarawa State Police Command deploys 4,000 men and officers ahead of Buhari's visit

NASARAWA State Police Command has deployed over 4,000 officers and men to the state ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari's visit tomorrow to ensure that the event goes hitch-free.


Over recent weeks, Nasarawa has been very unstable as a result of incessant clashes between Fulani cattle herdsmen and local farmers. Due to the bloody clashes and herdsmen attacking villages, during which they have butchered hundreds, thousands of Nasarawa State villagers are now living in refugee camps in neighbouring Benue State.


Tomorrow President Buhari will visit the state and Bello Ahmed, the Nasarawa State police commissioner, said that the command has mounted a robust security arrangement along with sister agencies. He said about 3,000 officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and other security agencies would be working with the police.


Mr Ahmed added that security personnel would be positioned in strategic locations, stating that there would be road diversions along the route where the president would inaugurate some projects. During the visit, President Buhari will commission several infrastr5uctural facilities built by the Nasarawa State government.


“I appeal to members of the public to be law abiding as they come out massively to welcome the president to the state. I also urge you to cooperate with the security agencies as they discharge their duties," Mr Ahmed said.


Among the projects President Buhari will inaugurate include the Comprehensive Special School for the Physically Challenged in Lafia and the headquarters of the State Fire Service, also in Lafia. He will also open the Comprehensive Primary Healthcare Centre in Kwandere, near Lafia; the Muhammadu Buhari International Market, Karu and the cargo airport in Lafia.