The Nigeria Police Force is ready to get tough with criminals after 128 police officers died in the last three months across the country .Police IG Ibrahim Idris wants the deaths to stop as he has expressed great worry over increase in the deaths of its officers across the country.
The police said through it spokesperson, DCP Don N. Awunah on November 23 that it has lost 128 policemen in the last three months in different states of the federation.
The statement spoken by Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, acquired by news men revealed that:
“The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni, has described as deeply worrisome the rate at which officers and men lose their lives in the course of discharging their statutory duties.
“These line of duty resultant deaths, occasioned by unwarranted attacks by religious bigot, bandits, hoodlums and militants must be reversed and the trend halted.” The police is also annoyed at the destruction of its properties by vandals and has declared its readies to stem the tide.
The statement further states:
“Also disturbing, is the wanton destruction of Police infrastructure and public assets. 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.”
IGP Ibrahim has expressed deep regrets at the loss of the police officers who died in the course of their national duty and condoled with their relatives, assuring them of the Force’s support to cushion the effect of this irreparable loss.