The Inspector General of Police (IGP) in Nigeria, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has described as deeply worrisome the rate at which officers and men lose their lives in the course of discharging their statutory duties.
Condemning attacks on police officials, the IGP in a statement on Wednesday said “these line of duty resultant deaths, occasioned by unwarranted attacks by religious bigot, bandits, hoodlums and militants must be reversed and the trend halted”.
The police boss explained that in the past three months, the Force had lost 128 personnel in various parts of Nigeria due to activities of persons he described as undesirable elements in different communities.
“Also disturbing, is the wanton destruction of Police infrastructure and public assets. The recent cases in Dankamoji village in Maradu Local Government Area 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 statement read. Read more