IGP establishes committee to probe gunmen attacks on police in South-East
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has set up a committee to investigate and proffer solutions to the increasing cases of attacks on police formations particularly in the south-East.
According to The PUNCH, a senior police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity said Adamu recently set up a committee of senior police officers to look into the ugly development.
The senior police officer said, “Honestly, these attacks on police formations, especially in the South East are giving us, and particularly the IGP, a lot of concerns.
“To address it, IGP recently set up a high-powered committee of police experts from the intelligence, operations and tactical arms of the force.
“I am aware that members of the committee have completed their assignment. They are due to present their report at the police management meeting holding tomorrow (today).
“I am very certain that once the report is presented, adopted and implementation starts, you will begin to witness massive police operations in the South-East that will lead to recovery of arms and restoration of normalcy.”
The source said many of the weapons that were taken away by hoodlums during previous attacks had been recovered.
“I can assure you that even up until the early hours of this (Sunday) morning, arrests are being made in respect of the recent attacks and a lot of weapons are being recovered.
“I am sure you still remember the recent joint operation in the Orlu axis; that was the beginning of the massive operations that led to the arrests and recoveries. There are ongoing follow-up operations in the zone,” he added.
When The PUNCH contacted the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, he recalled that the police boss had recently asked a Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of South-East, Joseph Egbinike, to move to the zone with a view to addressing the challenge.
Mba, a Commissioner of Police, said “The IGP was clear in his directive to the DIG. He was asked to visit all the states in the South-East.
“The purpose is for him to have a first-hand assessment of the situation. He is also expected to motivate the policemen in the zone and galvanise supports from state and local governments as well as other stakeholders.
“The DIG is also expected to galvanise local intelligence in order to ward off further attacks on police formations.”
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