Since the past three months, 128 men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force have been killed in line of duty due to unwarranted attacks by religious bigots, bandits, hoodlums and militants in different parts of the country.
This is even as several infrastructure and assets belonging to the police have also been destroyed in different parts of the country.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has therefore expressed deep concern over the development, stressing that it must be put to a stop.
While lamenting the loss of the men and officers, the IGP said that the most recent destruction of police infrastructure and public asset include the ones in Dankamoji village in Maradu LGA of Zamfara State, Abagana in Anambra State and in Okrika waterways in Rivers State where personnel were killed, arms carted away, structures and equipment destroyed are cases in point.
The IGP, however, condoles with the families of the officers and assured them of the Force’s support to cushion the effect of the irreparable loss.
Idris, therefore, urged men and officers of the Force not to relent or be distracted. “In our collective will to serve this country, the costly challenges notwithstanding.”
He also advised law abiding citizens to continue to give the police the needed support and assistance.