Police Arrests 5 Suspects For Killing 7 Police Officer

Following an ambush on men of the Nigerian Police Force,  the Force said yesterday that it has arrested five suspects over the killing of seven Policemen in Galadimawa, Abuja on Monday.

The Force PRO, Jimoh Moshood, who disclosed this yesterday while responding to the update on the investigation into the killings said it was important to update Nigerians on efforts made to secure lives and property of Nigeria and to ensure adequate security of lives and property.

He said, “Few days ago, our Police personnel in Galadimawa were ambushed, attacked and seven of them died in the process. 

The IGP subsequently directed all Commissioners of Police and all formation to beef up security and set up a special Crack Investigation Team to arrest the perpetrators.

“As I speak with you, some arrests have been made in respect of the attacks and more arrest are being made and we would ensure that all the perpetrators that were involved in this heinous crime are apprehended. Specifically, five suspects have been arrested so far.”

On the measures being put in place for safety of officers, he said, “Part of the measures put in place is to ensure that police personnel deployed for special duty are properly protected and a team is mandated to ensure that solution is preferred to prevent attack of such nature in future.”

He further noted that the IGP, Ibrahim Idris, commiserated with the family of the seven policemen and has directed that all their allowances and benefits are paid to the family.

“He has equally directed a befitting burial for the seven personnel that died while on duty of protecting the lives of Nigerians. While some of the policemen have been buried, others will be buried today”, he added.

The Police had launched a manhunt for the suspected killers of the seven policemen in Galadimawa roundabout, Abuja, who were killed at about 8pm on Monday by some gunmen.

The policemen who were stationed at Galadimawa roundabout were shot at and seven died instantly, while one was wounded.