A truck-load of police officers is being deployed to Abuja – Kaduna highway by authorities to forestall cases of kidnapping.

The Abuja – Kaduna route has become notorious for armed robbery and abduction of travellers.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Operation, Habila Joshak said 500 mobile police were deployed, while 100 others were drafted in from the intelligence unit.

The DIG said the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, ordered the deployment of the special squad to ensure maximum security along Abuja-Kaduna expressway.

Majority of the special squad include officers from the tactical and counter terrorism units of the force.

He noted that “it is the responsibility of the Nigerian Police to protect lives and property of every citizen and we are committed to doing that.”

“You are here to protect lives and to give maximum security on Abuja-Kaduna expressway and everywhere around it.

“We will collaborate with other security operatives to see that the menace of kidnaping is addressed".