- About 30 policemen have reportedly been killed in the last one month in Nigeria
- The state commissioner of police, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, disclosed this on Tuesday, August 14
- Ogunjemilusi also said 60 suspected cultists have been arrested during violent clash between two rival cult groups
The Akwa Ibom state commissioner of police, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, on Tuesday, August 14, disclosed that about 30 policemen and officers have sacrificed their lives in the service of their fatherland in the last one month.
New Telegraph reports that Ogunjemilusi made this known at Eket security summit against crimes and cultism in Eket local government area.
The conference was organised by the local government in conjunction with the state police command.
Ogunjemilusi said: “We have lost over 30 police officers within one month in the country. Police officers are sacrificing their lives daily, but it is unfortunately that we focus our mirror on the few bad elements that dent the image of the police force.”
He, however, said over 60 suspected cultists were arrested recently in the area during violent clash between two rival cult groups.
Ogunjemilusi added: “It is an offence for anybody to ask you to commit yourself or belong to any secret society before giving you an employment.”
According to him, anyone caught engaging in cultism will be dealt within the confines of the law.
Ogunjemilusi noted that there was leverage for those youths who wanted to denounce cultism and reconcile themselves to the society to become law-abiding citizens.
The commissioner outlined tips on how the people could protect their property and their loved ones. He said: “We need vehicles to improve our response capability in the state.”
Also, the chairman of Eket local government area, Frank Archibong, said his administration would not tolerate cultism in the area.
He said: “We can no longer tolerate or fold our hands and allow the criminal-minded elements in our midst to soil and tarnish an integrity which we have built over the years for ourselves and community.”
Archibong urged people to expose any cultist living within Eket and its environs.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that five people suspected to be involved in the brutal killings of seven police officers at Galadimawa Roundabout, Abuja, were arrested by the crack investigation team of the Nigeria Police Force command.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, said investigations on the killings have started and the police would not rest until all perpetrators of the heinous crime have been arrested.
He said: “A few days ago, our Police personnel in Galadimawa were ambushed, attacked and seven of them died in the process.
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