PSC Condemns New Wave Of Police Killings

….Condoles IGP on cases in Imo and Delta States

….Arase Says CPs found wanting should be sanctioned

The Police Service Commission has condemned in strong terms the new wave of killings of Police Officers on official duties stressing that these Officers are also Nigerians who deserve the support, encouragement and protection of the citizens.

In a press release on Sunday, 24th March 2024 signed by the PSC Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, said that the Commission condoled the Inspector General of Police, Dr Olukayode Egbetokun on this unfortunate development, especially at a time when all hands are supposed to be on deck to rid the nation of militancy and banditry.

The Chairman of the Commission, Dr Solomon Arase said the killings in some states across the nation have become worrisome and called on the Inspector General to take another look at the capacity of state Command leadership in the country.

Dr. Arase noted that there must be consequences for these 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 times and called for integrated intelligence policing.

The PSC Chairman condoled the families of the slain Officers and said the time has come for state Command Commissioners to rise 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.