The Nigeria Police Force has promised to give the sum of N5million to anyone who can provide information leading to arrest of the gunmen who killed police officers in the FCT, Abuja and Edo state.
This information was made known in a statement released by the force public relations officer, DCP Jimoh Moshood.
Further reports said, the IGP also ordered commissioners of police and their supervising assistant IGPs to beef-up security in their area of responsibilities and embark on massive raids of criminal hideouts and flash-points across the country to forestall any further attack.
He also placed the commissioners of police and police personnel nationwide on red-alert and directs 24 hours crime prevention and police visibility patrol of flash and vulnerable points in their jurisdictions.
The commissioners of police were also mandated to re-gird their crime prevention and control strategies and work with community/religious leaders, other stakeholders and public spirited individuals to nip in the bud crimes and criminality in their areas.
The statement clarified that the incidences in Edo and the FCT had no link, but noted that public spirited individuals have been giving useful information to the police in the investigation into the two incidents.
“In order to arrest the other suspects still at large in the first incident, the force is desirous of more credible information from the public, and hereby pledges a reward of five million naira to any member of the public that provides useful information that leads to the arrest of the remaining perpetrators.
The force wishes to assure that the informant will be protected and his/her identity secured. “The following phone numbers can be used to reach the Police Special Investigation Team: 08033027731, 08036783388, 08037080740, 08033129778, 08060970807, 08126660696, 08038025705.
“The Inspector General of Police condoles and sympathises with the families of the slain Policemen and has directed prompt processing and payment of their entitlements and a befitting burial for them.
“The Nigeria Police Force despite these two (2) attacks on its personnel will not relent in ensuring that crimes and criminalities are brought to the barest in the country,” the statement concluded.
Seven policemen were ambushed and killed by unknown gunmen who opened fire on them in Abuja on Monday night, July 2. On Saturday, July 14, some alleged armed robbers killed four policemen attached to the Sabogidda-Ora division of the force in Edo state and set ablaze their corpses.