128 police personnel killed in three months, says IGP Idris

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The Inspector General of Police, IGP 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.

These line of duty resultant deaths, occasioned by unwarranted attacks by religious bigot, bandits, hoodlums and militants must be reversed and the trend halted, a statement by DCP Don Awunnah, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters said.

The statement said that in the past three months, the Force has lost 128 personnel in various parts of the country due to activities of undesirable elements in the 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.”

“IGP regrets the loss of these personnel in the course of their national duty and condoles with their families while assuring them of the Force’s support to cushion the effect of this irreparable loss. Their departure will certainly not be in vain.

“The IGP urges 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.”

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