The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of persons involved in the attack of a deputy commissioner of police in Brass, Bayelsa State.
Adamu who decried the action, in a statement signed by the Force spokesman, ACP Frank Mba, also ordered a comprehensive investigation and diligent prosecution of persons involved, no matter their positions in society.
The IGP, who described the incident as unwarranted and unprovoked, warns that under his watch, such brazen acts of impunity will not be condoned.
In a related incident, Five (5) male suspects have been arrested in Umuahia, Abia State over an attack on a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) who was patriotically defending the sanctity of the electoral system at a Collation Centre in Umuahia.
“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,” Mba stated.
Mba said the IGP commended all Nigerians, whom, by their words and actions, clearly identified with the Force by denouncing these barbaric and uncivilized actions against Police Officers performing their legitimate duties. “The IGP reassures the public that the two Officers are safe and in good health and are not under any form of unlawful restraint or detention,” he said.