Police Service Commission decries killing of cops in South East


Chairman Police Service Commission, PSC, Solomon Arase

The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Solomon Arase, has expressed concern over the killing of security personnel, especially police officers, in the South East.

The former Inspector General of Police noted that wives of police officers in the zone are fast becoming widows as a result of attacks on cops by gunmen.

A statement by Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations, said Arase expressed concern over the development when leaders of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

“You should let the killers know that the police is not their enemy. They have not done anything wrong. The Force have lost quite a number of serving officers in the South East.

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“We are your friends, stop making police wives widows, they are your sisters,” Arase said.

He said the Commission has resolved the perceived marginalisation of the zone in police representation in the country.

Earlier, the leader of the Ohanaeze delegation, Elder Onwu Arua, noted that the association is worried that people of the South East are not showing interest in the ongoing police recruitment exercise.

He urged the PSC to decide ways of addressing the problem.

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