Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Killing of police in Nasarawa: Investigation report will be public — IGP

The Inspector General of Police, (IGP), Mr Mohammed Abubakar, on Monday, in Abuja, said that the report of the ongoing investigation into the killing of 49 of their men in Nasarawa State, would be made public at the most appropriate time.

The IGP gave the assurance in an interview with newsmen shortly after inaugurating 12 patrol vehicles for the Abuja-Kaduna highways.

The 49 police personnel in addition to 10 operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) were killed at Alakyo village on May 7.

The killers were alleged to be members of Ombatse cult, the ancestral shrine of the Eggon speaking people in Nasarawa.

Abubakar vowed that nobody or group of persons operating under any name would kill personnel of the force and go scot free.

According to him, investigation was ongoing and the outcome of the investigation would be revealed to Nigerians at the most appropriate time.

He said the police cannot keep quiet and would not allow anybody in this country, whether individual or group of persons, under whatever canopy they called their names to kill officers of the police and go scot-free, adding that “there has never been speculation, we have always given the number out, we lost 49 police officers.”

On the closure of Wonderland Amusement Park and Amigo Supermarket, the IGP said the closure was not a new development but done as part of measures to secure the nation.

“There is nothing new, security is security. You know what is happening in the country. We will go ahead to take any measure that deserves to be taken to ensure that Nigeria is safe and Nigerians are given safe and secured environment.”

The IGP said that the Nigerian Police Force shall do everything humanly possible, beyond reasoning to ensure that Nigeria was safe and our people were safe and secured no matter what it took.

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