PSC Commiserates With NPF Over Gruesome Murder of Five Police Officers In Imo
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has commiserated with the Inspector General of Police, IGP Alkali Baba Usman, CFR, and Imo State Police Command over the gruesome murder of five Police Officers by gunmen on Friday.
It would be recalled that gunmen opened fire on the Policemen on duty at Okpala junction in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of the State. Their assailants also killed a couple, identified as Mr and Mrs Chinaka Nwagu, who owned a shop two of the slain Officers had fled into for safety.
The Command have since launched a manhunt for those behind the attack. However, the Commission, in a statement issued by its Spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, on Sunday, charged the Force to reenact its indomitable fighting spirit and ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.
“The Commission is deeply pained on the circumstances leading to the unprovoked murder of the Police Officers who were on duty to protect lives and properties in the area.
“The Commission’s hearts go to their families and loved ones and pray that God will give them the fortitude to bear this avoidable and irreparable loss.
“The Commission wishes to encourage the Nigeria Police Force to reenact its indomitable fighting spirit to apprehend the deviants and ensure they are brought to Justice.
“The Commission also expects that the Imo State Command should accord the deceased Police Officers a befitting ceremonial burial rites meant for heroes who have laid their lives for peace loving Nigerians.
“Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase, CFR, IGP rtd said the Commission will continue to partner with the Nigeria Police Force to ensure that Police Officers on duty are provided with necessary gadgets to protect themselves and fence off marauding terror gangs causing havoc across the nation.“