The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has assured Nigerians of the full commitment of the Force to fish out the culprits of the September 19 attack on security operatives in Imo State.
The assurances were contained in a statement on Wednesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
TheFact Daily reports that unidentified gunmen, yesterday, attacked and allegedly killed no fewer than eight security operatives, made up of the military, personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The attackers also set ablaze two vehicles.
The incident happened at about 11:30 am in Oriagu, around the Aba branch in Ehime Mbano council area of the State.
Adejobi’s statement reads, “Nigeria Police Force deeply mourns the recent attack on security operatives in Imo State, an event that has resulted in the tragic loss of precious lives of officers from various security agencies who have been dedicated to ensuring peace and protecting lives in Imo State”.
He noted that the attack “serves as a stark and painful reminder of the daily risks and sacrifices that our security personnel willingly embrace in their unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and security of our communities”.
While averring that the NPF is fully committed to collaborating closely with other relevant authorities to conduct a thorough and comprehensive investigation into this heinous act as it relentlessly pursues the cause of justice, the Police Chief equally extended thoughts and prayers to the families of the fallen heroes, pledging that the sacrifices made by their loved ones will not be in vain.
“The NPF urges anyone who may possess information related to this incident to come forward and actively assist in the investigative process and/or send in information anonymously through the NPF Social Media handles”, the statement said.