Following the brutal killing of scores of policemen in Nasarawa state on Wednesday by members of an ethnic militia – Ombatse, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has given Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) in charge of the North Central zone and the Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police the marching orders to arrest the persons behind the dastardly act.
In a statement signed by Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, on Thursday, Abubakar vowed to bring the perpetrators to book in record time warning, “enough is enough.”
The statement reads: “We consider the attack not just an attack on the Nigeria Police and its officers and men but an attack on the collective will of Nigerians to protect and preserve our dear fatherland. This, we have vowed to put an end to.
“This disturbing, condemnable and highly distressing incident, coming closely after similar ones in Bayelsa and Borno States, had thrown up new and emerging threat in the delicate task of policing our country.
“Consequently, the IGP has directed all its field commanders and Special Units including Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police to harness all resources available within their domain in ensuring that this reign of terror and lawlessness is brought to an end.
“The Nigeria Police Force working in conjunction with all positive minded Nigerians, will do everything within its powers to fish out and bring to book all those involved in this and other similar killings of law enforcement agents.
“We must put an end to this endless circle of impunity. Enough is enough.”