Friday, December 2, 2016
Nigeria police lose 128 men ... In three months, IG expresses concern, blames militants
The rate at which police officers and men lose their lives in recent times in the course of their official duties has become a deep source of concern for the police hierarchy.
In the past three months, the force has lost over 128 personnel in the course of their duties, a development the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, blamed squarely on the activities of religious bigots, bandits, hoodlums and militants.
In a veiled threat, the police boss in a statement by the police spokesman, Donald Awunah, warned that the trend must be reversed and halted immediately.
He cited the recent destruction of police infrastructure and public assets in Dakamoji Village in Maradu local government of Zamfara State, Abagana in Anambra State and Okirika Waterway in Rivers State where personnel were killed and arms carted away with structures equally destroyed.
While regretting the loss of the lives of these officers and men, the IG assured the bereaved families that the departure of their bread winners “will certainly not be in vain”.