- The minister of police affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, has reacted to the attacks on police formations in the country
- Dingyadi disclosed the new measures taken to stop further attacks
- The government official expressed confidence in the ability of the police to apprehend the hoodlums responsible for the crimes
The minister of police affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, has directed the police force to neutralise perpetrators of violence in the southeast and elsewhere in Nigeria.
Dingyadi on Monday, April 19, disclosed that he has directed an intelligence-led kinetic operational against the culprits attacking police formations.
He commended the Zone 13, Zonal headquarters of the Anambra state police for repelling an attack on Monday night which led to the recovering of one general-purpose machine gun (GPMG) gun used by the hoodlums.
"I commend last night repel of attack on Zone 13, Zonal headquarters Anambra State, leading to recovery of one GMP gun used by the hoodlums. I've directed an intelligence led kinetic operational, to neutralize perpetrators of violence in the South East and elsewhere in Nigeria.''
Baba was named acting IGP to replace Mohammed Adamu while the president was in London for a routine medical checkup.
Dingyadi told State House correspondents on Monday, April 19, that the government would ensure the provision of adequate equipment and personnel as well as ensure proper training and welfare of the personnel.
The Nation reported that the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday, April 19. The newspaper stated that details of the attack were still sketchy but noted that the gunmen overpowered the policemen on duty and released suspects in custody.
The southeast has been experiencing targeted attacks on police stations in the past few weeks.