5 arrested over attacks on policemen during election

IGP Mohammed Adamu
IGP Mohammed Adamu
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Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has condemned attacks on policemen across the country.

A Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) was attacked in Brass, Bayelsa State, on Sunday and a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) was also attacked at a collation centre in Umuahia, Abia State.

The police boss, in a statement in Abuja yesterday by the Force spokesman, ACP Frank Mba, who described the attack as unprovoked”, ordered the immediate arrest and prosecution of persons involved.

The IGP also said five suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack on a police officer in Umuahia.

The statement added: “The IGP, who described the incident as unwarranted and unprovoked, warns that under his watch, such brazen acts of impunity will not be condoned.”

The IG, who said the attacks on the personnel of the Force shows the risk involved in policing, called for support from stakeholders.

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“These attacks have once again highlighted the risks and hazards inherent in policing our clime, and the need for stakeholders and government at all levels to continue to support the officers and men of the Force in the discharge of their responsibilities.”

He also praised Nigerians, who identified with the Force by denouncing the actions against the police officers performing their legitimate duties.

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