Police begin air patrol along Abuja-Kaduna highway

Nigerian Police helicopter

Police on Saturday said it had begun 24-hour air surveillance on Abuja-Kaduna highway following increase of traffic on the road.

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

Traffic on the Abuja-Kaduna road is expected to be high for the next six weeks due to the shift of air transport services from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to Kaduna Airport.

The Abuja airport was closed on Wednesday for upgrade of some critical facilities, especially the runway.

Mr. Fagge said the commissioners of police in Kaduna, Niger and Federal Capital Territory, comprising the zone, had been directed to put adequate measures to contain any security threat along the road and beyond.

He assured that the zone would continue to adopt proactive security strategies against any form of security threat in the area, adding that sufficient personnel had been deployed to provide security in the zone.

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 solicited the support of traditional rulers and stakeholders in sensitising residents to volunteer information that would aid security agencies in apprehending criminals in their midst.



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  • Otile

    One shot from a Fulani bindiga will bring down the mosquito looking helicopter Buhari sanda deployed to patrol the death alley. Why can’t Imam and his sheepish henchmen do anything right? Imam quickly hand over to Osibande and run back to Landan before innocent people suffer further massacres. Ka ji ko?

    • Haba mallam

      Hey creek monkey you check your village lately, your mama think say you don’t die, I tellem say no you dey, she happi she give mi plantain wey she dey sell for road site, which creek you dey make I delibaram for you..

      • Julius

        No mind the fag..hatred will destroy him !

        • Otile

          Why are you and your colleague, two murderous Mohammedans ganging on me this holy day? God forbid evil.

          • Julius

            LOL@Why are you and your colleague, two murderous Mohammedans ganging on me this holy day? God forbid evil…see how delusional you are ? 10-20 people calling and denouncing your hatred comments but, you are talking about 2 imaginary mohammendans, blaming muslims again..wow ! you need help !

    • Julius

      You still get mouth dey talk ? Shameless !. I said you will turn on the VP because of your hatred for the Yorubas…well, here you go trying so hard to belittle him by calling him out of his name. That name will be mentioned in history but your family’s name will forever not known. Pat yourself in the back !

  • Haba mallam

    Uwarka ta gi shege creek monkey you dey hide, we go catch you just like your good friend maikori, watch you will do time, I go makes say you cook for all the herdmen in prison wey you dey otile

    • Otile

      Ubanka ya mutu, dan iska kawai.