Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, has deployed a team of Homicide Police officers to investigate the continuous killings in different communities in Rivers State.
The IGP disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists shortly after flagging off a new uniform for Spy Police at the premises of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Port Harcourt, yesterday.
Arase, who contended that no one has the right to take another person’s life, said a marching order has been given to the state Commissioner of Police, CP Musa Kimo, to track down those behind killings in the State, stating that a gang of criminals could never overwhelm security forces.
He said: “It is unacceptable for people to take laws into their hands. This is not a Hobbesian State where might thrives. And I have told the Commissioner of Police; he must go after whoever that has taken the lives of other people and ensure we bring them to book.
“And, secondly, proliferation of firearms is unacceptable, not only in Rivers State; but, across the length and breadth of the country. This is also reflective of international law. It is a global thing. There must a strategic approach to it.
“We must not allow a gang of criminals to overrun the state. We cannot allow them to overwhelm the state. There is nowhere in the world, where a gang of criminals overwhelm the state. It can never happen. You can be rest assured that we will deal with them.
“The killings in Rivers State are being investigated. I have dispatched a team of homicide to the State. You know when a thing like this occurs; there are different perspectives to it.
“And I have always taken a stand that police should be apolitical. We must show professionalism in investigating this matter. And, while I have deployed a team of homicide …Read More
Source:: Nigerian Pilot