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PSC condemns new wave of Police killings, condoles IGP on cases in Imo, Delta

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PSC chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase

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.

The Commission also condole the Inspector General of Police, Dr. Olukayode Egbetokun on this unfortunate developments especially at a time when all hands are supposed to be on deck to rid the nation of militancy and banditry.

This was contained in a statement Sunday by Ikechukwu Ani, PSC Head, Press and Public Relations.

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

Dr. Arase noted that there must be consequences for this 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 time and called for an integrated intelligence policing.”

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

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