President Goodluck Jonathan, flanked by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammad Sani Sidi (at his right) and Governor of Borno State Kashim Shettima at (center of the picture), gestures as he speaks to internal displaced people from Bag ~ OLATUNJI OMIRIN
Lagos - The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman
Abba, has ordered a full-scale investigation into Tuesday's deadly
shooting incident at the campaign rally of the All Progressives
Congress (APC) in Okrika, Rivers State.
A police officer was killed and three colleagues
According to Emmanuel Ojukwu, Force Public Relations
Officer, Abba has directed the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in
charge Zone 6 Calabar, Johnson Tunde Ogunshakin to take over the
investigation and promptly bring to book all the perpetrators,
conspirators and sponsors.
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He further directed a judicious prosecution of suspects
arrested in connection with violence across the country, Ojukwu
According to a statement from Abuja, the IGP also noted
with grave concern that despite serious warnings, advices and
interfaces with political actors to avoid acts of violence in the
ongoing electoral process, such acts have continued.
However, the IGP restated the resolve and commitment of
the Nigeria Police Force, and in line with its constitutional and
statutory mandate, to continue to provide an impartial level
playing ground for all political parties to sell their manifestoes and woo
Meanwhile, Abba deeply regretted the loss of lives of
police officers in the course of providing safety in the electoral
His heart went out to the families of the slain
colleagues as he wished the injured officers speedy recovery and return
to national duty, Ojukwu said.