IG Breaks Silence Over Military Attack On Adamawa Police

Kayode Edbetokun, the Inspector General of Police, IGP, has stated that the police are not at odds with the military.

Egbetokun stated this during a visit to the Nigeria Police Force’s Yola command, where he expressed his condolences to the family of the late Inspector Jacob Daniel, who was assassinated during an invasion of the police quarter guard by troops.

He told his men that the recent clash between the police and army was being addressed by the highest security authorities in the country.

Edbetokun condemned the attack and assured the family of the late officer that justice would be served.

The police chief urged police officers to continue with their normal duties and not to be demoralized by the incident.

Edbetokun also called on police officers to align themselves with the vision of the current administration, which is to have a police force that is professionally competent, service-driven, rule of law compliant, and citizen-friendly.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri was also commended by the IGP for his intervention in the recent clash.

In response, Governor Fintiri praised Egbetokun for his efforts to improve the welfare of police officers and bring positive changes to the Nigerian Police Force.

The governor also requested the establishment of a police mobile training school in Mbamba, Yola, to enhance the security of lives and property in Adamawa and Nigeria as a whole.

During the visit, Chairman of the PCRC, Attah Mustapha, donated food items, while the Association of Hunters donated two cows to the family of the deceased inspector.

Governor Fintiri appreciated the visit by the IGP and assured his administration’s commitment to continue supporting the Nigerian Police and all other security agencies to improve security in the state.

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