PSC Condemns Police Killings in Imo and Delta States, Condoles IGP


The Police Service Commission has condemned in strong terms the new wave of killings of Police Officers on official duties stressing that these Officers  are also Nigerians who deserve the support, encouragement and protection of the citizens.

Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani disclosed this in a statement on Sunday adding that the Commission condoled with the Inspector General of Police, Dr. Olukayode Egbetokun on this unfortunate developments especially at a time when all hands are supposed to be on deck to rid the nation of militancy and banditry. 

The Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase, said the killings in some states across the nation has become worrisome and called on the Inspector General to take another look on the capacity of state Command leaderships in the country.

Dr. Arase noted that there must be consequences for this avoidable incidents adding that any State Commissioner of Police found incompetent,  derelict and operationally/tactically porous should be eased out to avoid these huge Police casualties. 

He lamented that "we have had more than a fair share of these ugly developments in recent time and called for an integrated  intelligence policing.

The PSC Chairman condoled the families of the slain Officers and said time has come for state Command Commissioners to rise up to the occasion. 

He enjoined the serving Officers not to be demotivated by these ugly developments  but to reenact their indomitable fighting spirit that the Force is known for to ward off this new wave of assaults.

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