Posted by News Express | 24 March 2016 | 2,230 times
Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase, has visited Agatu, Benue State, to assess the extent of damage caused in the nine local government areas allegedly sacked by Fulani herdsmen.
“Based on his assessment and coupled with the logistical requirement the IGP immediately deployed 2 Units of Police Mobile Force to the area, to reinforce the Unit on ground, while additional Police operational vehicles were also sent to the Commissioner of Police in the State Command to aid operational support,” Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, said.
She disclosed in a statement that Arase reaffirmed that the Nigeria Police Force, working in conjunction with the Benue State Government, will do everything within its powers to fish out and bring to book all those involved in this and other similar killings, stressing that an end must be put to the endless circle of impunity.
According to ACP Kolawole, “IGP Arase, while describing as regrettable, unprovoked and brutal the killing of two Policemen who were on legitimate assignment in the troubled area of Benue State, by the people of the area, warned that any person found to be involved in the killing would be made to bear the full wrath of the law.
“The IGP further noted that the Police and other security agents have relentlessly worked round the clock with significant success to stave off such attacks on the people of the area and the entire country at large and therefore reassured Nigerians that security agencies will do everything possible to further strengthen the security within and beyond the state.
“While commiserating with families of the affected victims, the Inspector-General of Police appealed for the citizens’ support and cooperation to enable the Nigeria Police and other security agencies unmask the perpetrators and sponsors of the crime.”
•Photo shows IGP Arase.
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