Nasarawa killings: Police open hotline for information

Mohammed Abubakar, Inspector General of Police

Mohammed Abubakar, Inspector General of Police:

The Nigerian police has announced a telephone hotline as part of efforts to aid the investigation into the recent killing of police men in Nasarawa State.

According to a statement by police spokesman, Frank Mba, the Police High Command hopes that the dedicated telephone line would be used by the public to provide vital and useful information to the Police. The police also said text messages could be sent using the number, 07066228200 or an e-mail to [email protected]

“To this effect, the Inspector General of Police(IGP) appeals to Nigerians who may be in possession of information that could aid on – going investigation not to hesitate in providing same to the Police, promising that all such information will be treated with utmost confidentiality.

“The IGP reminded the public that an attack on the security Forces of any nation is an attack on the entire nation. He therefore appeals to Nigerians to support the Police as it strives to tackle this and other security challenges facing the nation.

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To ameliorate the plight of the dependants and family members of the fallen police officers, the IGP has ordered the immediate relocation of the Force Welfare Officer, DCP Abiodun Ige from Force Headquarters to Nasarawa State to enable her effectively and speedily coordinate all welfare related issues touching on the families of the late officers, including but not limited to the payment of all statutory and relevant compensations.

“The IGP appeals for patience and understanding of family and friends of the slain officers, particularly as it relates to the issue of the release of the bodies of the officers, promising that all corpses will be released as soon as preliminary enquiries are concluded.”

Meanwhile, the AIG in charge of Zone 4 (covering Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau States) AIG Mike Zuokumor has on the orders of the IGP relocated to Nasarawa State.

A highly experienced and an operationally-minded officer, he is currently coordinating all ongoing operations relating to the incident.

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