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IGP Orders Investigation into Officers’ Killings

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IGP Orders Investigation into Officers’ Killings

By Katherine Abayomi

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has directed the Commissioner of Police Rivers State, CP Olatunji Disu, to heighten security measures across the state and institute thorough investigations into the killing of the police officer and the vigilante operative, as well as the general violence which erupted in the state.

IGP condemned the recent outbreak of violence and subsequent breakdown of law and order at various Local Government Council secretariats in Rivers State, where supporters of two political factions clashed over the tenure of Local Government Council Chairmen, which unfortunately led to the tragic death of a Police Officer – Inspector David Mgbada, and Samuel Nwigwe, a vigilante member at Eberi-Omuma in Omuma LGA.

In response to the heinous acts through a press statement, the IGP specifically deployed operatives of the Force Intelligence Response Team (IRT) to assist the Rivers State Command in apprehending the killers of the police officer and the vigilante member.

He warned individuals and groups who have a penchant for senseless attacks and mindless killings of police officers and other security operatives across the country to desist forthwith as the fullest force of the law will be meted on them.

The IGP extends heartfelt condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the deceased police officer and the vigilante member, noting that their dedication and sacrifice in the line of duty will not be taken for granted. At the same time, CP Disu was directed to focus on increased patrols, strategic deployment of officers, and enhanced intelligence operations to prevent further violence and ensure the safety of all residents.

The Inspector General of Police further calls on all residents and political stakeholders in the State to exercise restraint and seek peaceful means of resolving differences. While commiserating with the family and loved ones of the deceased.

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