Unprovoked Killing of Policemen: IGP Vows To Bring Perpetrators To Book

By SaharaReporters, New York

The Police High Command has condemned today’s “unprovoked and brutal” killing of scores of policemen who were on legitimate assignment in Nasarawa State.  

According to the police command in that state, 23 officers were killed and 17 declared missing, when they went to Elakyo, near Lafia, the State capital, to arrest some Ombatse leaders following reports they were embarking on forced religious conversions.

“This disturbing, condemnable and highly distressing incident, coming closely after similar ones in Bayelsa and Borno States, have thrown up new and emerging threat in the part of policing our country,” Police spokesman Frank E. Mba said in a statement, adding that the attack is not just on the Nigeria police, but an attack on the collective will of Nigerians to protect and preserve our dear fatherland.

“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 it resources available within their domain in ensuring that this reign of terror and lawlessness is brought to an end.”

He affirmed that the police, working in conjunction with all positive minded Nigerians, will do everything within it powers to fish out and bring to book all those involved in this and other similar killing of law enforcement agents.

“We must put an end to this endless circle of impunity,” the statement said.

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@'THIS IS THE NIGERIA !' BY SANUSI A YARADUA

"THIS IS A COUNTRY WHERE IMPUNITY IS FRANKLY A POLICY. A COUNTRY WHERE TWO JUSTICES EXIST:ONE FOR THE CHRISTIAN THE OTHER FOR A MOSLEM-". I would have agreed with u on that statement unreservedly had u stopped at that point. However, u have stated the undeniable truth. For decades, there have been policies designed to let the non muslims feel that they are second class citizens in the same country. That was why Shagari, who was president was under house arrest in a plush Ikoyi mansion while Ekwueme, his vice, was incarcerated in Kirikiri maximum prison. That was why Buhari was so insensitive to the religious composition of Nigeria that he had Idiagbon, another muslim, as his number two. The muslim north told Abiola that one of the conditions for supporting him was that he MUST choose a muslim running mate. Muslims do things with impunity regardless of the rules which others observe. Yayale Ahmed,a 1976 graduate, became head of service over graduates of the early 1960s.

@'THIS IS THE NIGERIA !' BY SANUSI A YARADUA

"THIS IS A COUNTRY WHERE IMPUNITY IS FRANKLY A POLICY. A COUNTRY WHERE TWO JUSTICES EXIST:ONE FOR THE CHRISTIAN THE OTHER FOR A MOSLEM-". I would have agreed with u on that statement unreservedly had u stopped at that point. However, u have stated the undeniable truth. For decades, there have been policies designed to let the non muslims feel that they are second class citizens in the same country. That was why Shagari, who was president was under house arrest in a plush Ikoyi mansion while Ekwueme, his vice, was incarcerated in Kirikiri maximum prison. That was why Buhari was so insensitive to the religious composition of Nigeria that he had Idiagbon, another muslim, as his number two. The muslim north told Abiola that one of the conditions for supporting him was that he MUST choose a muslim running mate. Muslims do things with impunity regardless of the rules which others observe. Yayale Ahmed,a 1976 graduate, became head of service over graduates of the early 1960s.

REAP WHAT YOU SOW

WHAT YOU SOW IS WHAT YOU REAP.OYO IGP, SECURITY FORCES HAS BEEN INSINCERE IN CARRYING OUT THEIR PRIMARY ASSIGNMENT IN THE NAME OF RELIGION AND TRIBAL SENTIMENT,SELFISHNESS (BRIBERY), ESPECIALLY NPF. NIGERIANS CAN THIS BE TRUE? THAT 12 TO 14 HELUX PICK UP VEHICLES WITH ARMED MEN (MOPOL) TO ARREST, ATTACKED, OR KILL JUST BUT ONE MAN? GOD HELP MY FATHER LAND. MR PRESIDENT YOU MAY WISH TO GRANT A-M-I-N-E-S-T-Y TO OMBATSE

blah blah blah blah....

Show us. Don't tell us what you will do. Let your actions and competence speak for you, not this unending talks and vows. And don't start arresting innocent people and parading them as perpetrators, now!

The wrath of god

The wrath of God is eventually coming upon the satanic agents called "The Nigerian Police". This is only the preamble. Anyone who has had the misfortune of encountering the licensed uniformed killers called "The Nigerian Police would never wish them anything less tragic. These are people that kill the poor innocent to protect the evil rich and the demonic politicians They swap law- abiding Nigerians for criminals to go free and wreck more havoc on the citizenry. How many drivers have been felled by these animals for refusing to pay 20 naira as demanded by them. Have they not been implicated several times for renting out firearms to robbers who turn round and kill Nigerians with weapons bought with their money to protect their lives They protect the known criminals for a price at the expense of the innocent whom they kill with impunity. More tragic events would consume them in future in Jesus name

Corrupt police facing God's judgment

See how brutal the police has been all these years, killing people at will. See what they are doing in Rivers State and can they withstand if the people rise against them. Just few people were killing them with matchets, not even gun. Sham on this type of police. Everything about this government is a failure. It is surprising that most of the appointments concern people with shady character. Show me your friend and we can say who you are.

UNPROVOKED KILLING OF POLICEMEN

The people of Plateau State knew how bad the present IGP was as a CP. They shouted, to no avail, that he should not be made the head of NPF. Who knew better? The man does not even have the honour of resigning after such a big debacle. Condolences to the families of those who lost their lives.

The President should send the IGP and Nasarawa state CP home for putting their officers and men at an unnecessary fatal risk.

@PATRICK: MR. JONATHAN, MR. PRESIDENT HAS NOT FAILED...

Nasarawa State is actually the den or cradle of Islamic terrorism - including Boko Haram. It had been peaceful owing to the fact that terrorists would only hid in Nasarawa State, while coordinating attacks against innocent citizens in other parts of the North of Nigeria.
And all the Local government councilors, chairmen, State legislative, and the Nasarawa state governors are liable, and Not the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Nigeria is practicing a presidential system of Democratic Government which Consist of: The Executive, Legislative and the Judiciary at the National Level; with full authority- supported by divisional police officers in every district of the each local government area in Nasarawa State of Nigeria; and not only the president as you have erroneously believed and now written. The President Leads, and not rules, by establishing plan of national development and security budgets and implementation.

Senseless Race. You are

Senseless Race. You are always accusing yoruba for your being more of brawl than brain. You people so much believe in your physical power than using your brain. Na yoruba people send you go war? That bitterness will kill all of you. You accuse yoruba every day and you can not leave yoruba land. Yeye people.

impunity

We must also put en end to this endless circle of political IMPUNITY........in Nigeria by the politicians, ministers, governors, commissioners, political aides and appointees.....etc

Ombatse

Blood of Biafran Women and Children are in action. Take over entire North, South South and South West exluding Cross River and Akwa Ibom. Kill them all.. Nigeria will not no peace until Gowon and Yoruba people openly apologize to Igbo for the blood of Biafrans wasted. Good for Nigeria. One Nigeria my foot.

impunity

We must also put en end to this endless circle of political IMPUNITY........in Nigeria by the politicians, ministers, governors, commissioners, political aides and appointees.....etc

I don't think there is any

I don't think there is any killing that is right or justified under any circumstance whether "provoked" or "unprovoked"

MR. JONATHAN, MR. PRESIDENT

MR. JONATHAN, MR. PRESIDENT YOU HAVE FAILED YOURSELF AND THE NATION, BY GRANTING AMNESTY TO BOKO HARAM. THIS BOKO HARAM SLAUGHTERED INNOCENT LAW ABIDING CITIZENS WITH IMPUNITY AND THIS IS THE SAME EVIL GROUP YOU ARE TALKING TO AND NEGOTIATING WITH. WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY? MR. JONATHAN WITH THIS ILL ADVICED AMNESTY, YOU HAVE NOT ONLY SAID THAT TO BE VERY RELEVANT ONE HAS TO ENGUAGE IN TERRORISM AND CIMINALITY. YOU HAVE INSTITUTIONALISED TERRORISM, MADE IT A NORM AND ETHOS. MR JONATHAN THIS IS NOT THE WAY, THIS IS A TRAVERSTY, A DEAD END, ANARCY AND IT WILL ALL END IN TEARS AND THE KNASHING OF TEETH. THE ONLY WAY IS THE TOTAL ANIHILATION AND OBLITERATION OF TERRORISM WITH ALL OUR MIGHT.HE WHO HAS TO STOMACH FOR THIS BATTLE AND THAT IS INCLUDING YOUR GOOD SELF LET HIM OR SHE DEPART. HIS PENSION SHALL BE GAURANTTEED AND HIS PASSAGE TO WHERE HE OF SHE COMES FROM SHALL BE PROVEDED, QED AND END OF STORY

BUHARI CREATED AND GROOMED BOKO HARAM & OMBATSE

It is instructive to note that Buhari's ANPP created and groomed Boko Haram and subsequently used them to win elections in Borno and Yobe States. Today we know better. Now it is Ombatse, created and groomed by Buhari's CPC and used to win election in Nasarawa State. What does Buhari really want.....the dogs and Baboons soaked with blood? Come to think of it: By 2015 Buhari's official age will be over 73years (unconfirmed real age will be around 82years). Even if he wins the Presidential election in 2015 (God forbid) he would be too old for the rigors of Presidential duties and responsibilities especailly in a heated up multi-ethnic and multi-religious complex country like Nigeria. Buhari should go and rest. WE DO NOT WANT TO RISK THE CREATION OF ANOTHER ROBERT MUGABE IN NIGERIA.

BUHARI CRAETED AND GROOMED BOKO HARAM & OMBATSE

It is instructive to note that Buhari's ANPP created and groomed Boko Haram and subsequently used them to win elections in Borno and Yobe States. Today we know better. Now it is Ombatse, created and groomed by Buhari's CPC and used to win election in Nasarawa State. What does Buhari really want.....the dogs and Baboons soaked with blood? Come to think of it: By 2015 Buhari's official age will be over 73years (unconfirmed real age will be around 82years). Even if he wins the Presidential election in 2015 (God forbid) he would be too old for the rigors of Presidential duties and responsibilities especailly in a heated up multi-ethnic and multi-religious complex country like Nigeria. Buhari should go and rest. WE DO NOT WANT TO RISK THE CREATION OF ANOTHER ROBERT MUGABE IN NIGERIA.

THIS IS THE NIGERIA !

This is the country where impunity is frankly a policy. A country where two justices exist: one for the Christian the other for a Moslem; one for a southerner the other for the northerner. Policemen were killed in Bayelsa nothing has been heard from the police organization or any government agency. Virtually it could be agreed that the silence that followed the killing of the policemen in Bayelsa might be the encouragement those killers got to do the same in Nasarawa. Next we are going to have someone to make the outburst for conquering some part of Nigeria as a repetition of what Dokubo Asara and his supporters did recently since nobody from the region or religion of Jonathan can be made to face justice.

Police Killing

It beats my imagination when the police make such comments as harnessing all the resources to combat crime and terror. If this guys for once will go after the real criminals and stop disturbing and harasing innocent Nigeria, they will succeed, instead they are chasing =N=50 on check points and screaming of tinted glass vehicles - I hope Ombase cultists also used tinted glass cars to comit this crime!!!

brought to book

phrase " brought to book" is the official language of oga at the top uses with no result.Is this the last killing of security forces in large number? let's hope so,but if not,remember " brought to book".

STUPID IGP WHAT HAS BEEN HIS

STUPID IGP WHAT HAS BEEN HIS COMMENT AFTER HE SENT HIS MEN TO KILL NSCDC MEN IN LAGOS.
THE PUNCH (NSCDC to bury slain officers)

Sahara Reporter apologise to Reuben and the Presidency (Cont)

Obama is still fighting terrorist till date, and Bush fought terrorists and juntas like Saddam before he quit office. Was Bush and the former prime minister of Britain tried for the killings in Iraq? Can you count the number of lives wasted in that attack, and still no chemical weapon of mass destruction and nuclear weapon was found. Were they tried? You see how you belittle your president to the outside world, practicing fake journalism? Sahara Reporter must apologise to the presidency for ever asking such a foolish question.

Sahara Reporter must apologise to Reuben and the Presidency

Human Rights and Sahara Reporters, are you seeing this? When the police and army react, you say they are killing civilians. Meanwhile, these terrorists and criminals are hiding in the mist of civilians and they are civilians. In a face up with these criminals and some civilians are killed, you should know that the civilians are habouring and coniving with the criminals and terrorists. The interview conducted by Sahara Reporter with Reuben Abaji was a missed place priority, because the questions were not to address the insurgency but to indict the person of Mr. President. For a reporter to ask Reuben, if he knows that the president can be tried for homocide against Bama. Where on earth have they heard that a president was tried because he fought terrorists?

Stupid IGP YOU ARE RUNNING A

Stupid IGP YOU ARE RUNNING A WEAK POLICE ,THAT IS ALL.How many police have you brought to book for extra judicial killing, and who brought you to book for aiding you bh in killing Christians in Plateau state when you were in charge of the police in Plateau state

The corrupt policemen want to start another crisis like Boko Har

Is the IGP fooling the families of the dead policemen or himself.

Has he caught the killers of the Kwara Police Commissioner killed in Enugu almost 2 months ago ? Has he caught the killers of the 10 policemen killed in Bayelsa since about 6 weeks now ?
Is the life of a policeman more precious than the lives of scores of civilians killed weekly due to lack of security not provided by the utterly corrupt policemen ?

Mr. IGP: I hope u recollect that the extra-judicial murder of Boko Haram leader by your corrupt policemen triggered off the Boko Haram terrorists. If u add Ombatse crisis to it, even if you run to UK like your predecessor, u will not escape consequence.

Is the IGP fooling the families of the dead policemen or himself

Is the IGP fooling the families of the dead policemen or himself.

Has he caught the killers of the Kwara Police Commissioner killed in Enugu almost 2 months ago ? Has he caught the killers of the 10 policemen killed in Bayelsa since about 6 weeks now ?
Is the life of a policeman more precious than the lives of scores of civilians killed weekly due to lack of security not provided by the utterly corrupt policemen ?

Mr. IGP: I hope u recollect that the extra-judicial murder of Boko Haram leader by your corrupt policemen triggered off the Boko Haram terrorists. If u add Ombatse crisis to it, even if you run to UK like your predecessor, u will not escape consequence.

MR JONATHAN NOW YOU MUST HEAR

MR JONATHAN NOW YOU MUST HEAR THE TRUTH. YOU SHOULD TALK TO NIGERIA EYE BALL TO EYE BALL AND ADMIT THAT, YOU AND YOUR GOVERNMENT HAVE FAILED, ESPECIALLY IN TACKLING THE SECURITY SITUATION OF THE COUNTRY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY AFTER PROPER CONSULTATIONS WITH ALL STAKE HOLDERS, FORM A GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY AND DECLARE A STATE OF EMMERGENCY IN THE COUNTRY, THIS GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY WILL THEN OVERHAUL AND REPOSITION ALL THE SECURITY AGENCIES IN THE COUNTRY. THOSE FOUND WANTING SHOULD BE REMOVED AND REPLACED. MR JONATHAN HOW MANY NIGERIA INNOCENT LIVES WILL BE SLAUGHTERED BEFORE YOU REALISE THAT IS IN THE BRINK OF TOTAL DESTRUCTION? I WILL NOT BE SURPRISED IF NIGERIANS DECIDE TO ARM THEMSELES, AS THE GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED ABYSMALLY TO PROTECT THEM. MY JONATHAN TIME IS RUNNING OUT AND ASO ROCK, THEIR FRIENDS AND CRONNIES WILL NOT BE WINNING AND DINNING WHEN NIGERIA IS BURNING.

That is what you get when you

That is what you get when you condone lawlessness and celebrate crimals by bribing them under whatever guise. Law enforcement agencies are the symbol of authourity, the moment they are defied and you let it go, then you have started a slide to anarchy. That is why today boko haram has the guts to attack a military base. What a country!!

police

the police has enormous responsibility of maintaining peace through the length and breadth of the country then why is the police interested in causing problem in rivers state.Dear first lady thought God gave you a second chance for you to rule in love and ensure peace in God's own standard in appreciation of his mercy towards you.Are you not touched of the many already many murders as a mother.

MR JONATHAN NOW YOU MUST HEAR

MR JONATHAN NOW YOU MUST HEAR THE TRUTH. YOU SHOULD TALK TO NIGERIA EYE BALL TO EYE BALL AND ADMIT THAT, YOU AND YOUR GOVERNMENT HAVE FAILED, ESPECIALLY IN TACKLING THE SECURITY SITUATION OF THE COUNTRY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY AFTER PROPER CONSULTATIONS WITH ALL STAKE HOLDERS, FORM A GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY AND DECLARE A STATE OF EMMERGENCY IN THE COUNTRY, THIS GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY WILL THEN OVERHAUL AND REPOSITION ALL THE SECURITY AGENCIES IN THE COUNTRY. THOSE FOUND WANTING SHOULD BE REMOVED AND REPLACED. MR JONATHAN HOW MANY NIGERIA INNOCENT LIVES WILL BE SLAUGHTERED BEFORE YOU REALISE THAT IS IN THE BRINK OF TOTAL DESTRUCTION? I WILL NOT BE SURPRISED IF NIGERIANS DECIDE TO ARM THEMSELES, AS THE GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED ABYSMALLY TO PROTECT THEM. MY JONATHAN TIME IS RUNNING OUT AND ASO ROCK, THEIR FRIENDS AND CRONNIES WILL NOT BE WINNING AND DINNING WHEN NIGERIA IS BURNING.

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