The Inspector General of Police, IBRAHIM IDRIS has described as deeply worrisome the rate at which officers and men of the police lose their lives in the course of discharging their statutory duties.
According to him, this line of duty resultant deaths, occasioned by unwarranted attacks by religious bigots, bandits, hoodlums and militants must be reversed and the trend halted.
In a statement today, the police boss said that in the past three months, the Force has lost one hundred and twenty eight personnel in various parts of the country due to activities of those he called undesirable elements in our communities adding that also disturbing is the wanton destruction of police infrastructure and public assets.
He cited the recent cases 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 Inspector General lamented the loss of police lives in the course of their national duty and condoled with the families of personnel while assuring them of the Force’s support to cushion the effect of the irreparable loss.