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Police boss orders probe into Okrika mayhem

2015-02-18 21:27
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 injured.

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.

Also read: Peterside cancels Rivers rally amid Okrika deaths

He further directed a judicious prosecution of suspects arrested in connection with violence across the country, Ojukwu said.

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 the electorate.

Meanwhile, Abba deeply regretted the loss of lives of police officers in the course of providing safety in the electoral process.

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. 


- CAJ News
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