Dele Ogbodo in Abuja
The Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, wednesday has described as deeply worrisome the rate at which officers and men lose their lives in the course of discharging their statutory duties.
In a statement made available to the media by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP, Donald Awunah, Idris said: “These line of duty resultant deaths, occasioned by unwarranted attacks by religious bigot, bandits, hoodlums and militants must be reversed and the trend halted.
In the past three months, the Force has lost 128 personnel in various parts of the country due to activities of these undesirable elements in our communities.
Also disturbing, according to him, is the wanton destruction of Police infrastructure and public assets, adding that the recent cases in Dankamoji village in Maradu Local Government Area 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.