Police loses 128 personnel to fanatics, others in 3 months
Posted by News Express | 23 November 2016 | 1,430 times
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim K. Idris has described as deeply worrisome the rate at which officers and men lose their lives in the course of discharging their statutory duties.
“This line of duties resultant deaths, occasioned by unwarranted attacks by religious bigot, bandits, hoodlums and militants must be reversed and the trend halted,” Idris said in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don N. Awunah.
The IGP was also quoted as saying “In the past three months, the Force has lost 128 personnel in various parts of the country due to activities of these undesirable elements in our communities. Also disturbing, is the wanton destruction of Police infrastructure and public assets. The recent cases in Dankamoji village in Maradu LGA of Zamfara State, Abagana in Anambra State and in Okrika waterways in Rivers State where personnel were killed, arms carted away, structures and equipment destroyed are cases in point.”
The IGP regretted the loss of these personnel in the course of their national duty and condoled with their families while assuring them of the Force’s support to cushion the effect of the irreparable losses.
The IGP assured that “their departure will certainly not be in vain,” and further urged the officers not to relent or be distracted “in our collective will to serve this country, the costly challenges notwithstanding. The law abiding citizens are equally advised to continue to render the Police the desired support and assistance.”