PSC condemns recent killings of pfficers, calls for citizen support

Dr. Solomon Arase

The Police Service Commission has strongly denounced the recent surge in killings of police officers while on official duties, emphasizing that these officers are fellow Nigerians who deserve the backing, encouragement, and safeguarding of the populace.

In a press release issued by Ikechukwu Ani, the Head of Press and Public Relations, the commission expressed its condolences to the Inspector General of Police, Dr. Olukayode Egbetokun, regarding the distressing incidents. 

This condemnation comes at a critical juncture when concerted efforts are required to combat militancy and banditry in the nation.

Part of the statement reads: “The chairman of the Commission,, CFR, retired Inspector General of Police, said the killings in some states across the nation has become worrisome and called on the Inspector General to take another look on the capacity of state Command leaderships in the country.

“Dr. Arase noted that there must be consequences for this avoidable incidents, adding that any State Commissioner of Police found incompetent, derelict and operationally/tactically porous should be eased out to avoid these huge Police casualties. 

He lamented that "we have had more than a fair share of these ugly developments in recent time and called for an integrated intelligence policing.

“The PSC chairman condoled the families of the slain officers and said time has come for state Command Commissioners to rise up to the occasion. 

“He enjoined the serving officers not to be demotivated by these ugly developments but to reenact their indomitable fighting spirit that the Force is known for to ward off this new wave of assaults.”
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