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Thursday, 5 July 2018

Again, senate summons IGP Idris over killings

Again, senate summons IGP Idris over killings

The Senate Committee on Police Affairs has summoned the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, over the Monday killing of seven police officers in Abuja.

Abu Ibrahim, the Chairman of the Committee made the disclosure on the floor of the Senate on Thursday after the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, asked that the matter be investigated.

Saraki lamented over the death of the security officers while contributing to a point of order earlier raised by Mao Ohabunwa on the armed police and army roadblocks along South-Eastern roads.

The Senate President urged his colleagues to pay attention to the death of officers as they were killed in selfless service to the nation.

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He said, “While also talking in that light, I observe that we have not taken this issue of the SARS police officers that were killed on Monday in Galadimawa Junction.

“I think as a National Assembly, as much as we pay attention to ordinary citizens that lose their lives either by one action or inaction of the police, we all should be seen to also protect and be there for those that protect our lives.

“I’ll like us to please find out what happened as regards to these seven police officers that were killed, the circumstances and how we can also show our commiseration with the families as well as whatever needs to be done so that police officer and all of them know that we do care and appreciate what they are doing. Please let us have a report by next week.”

Shortly after, Ibrahim told the Senate that the committee had summoned the IGP.

According to Ibrahim, the committee was expected to be briefed by the IGP on Tuesday.

“The Committee on Police Affairs invited the IG to brief us on these killings and what happened in Maiduguri and it is going to be on Tuesday,” he said.

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