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Police Place N5m Bounty on Cop Killers

The Nigeria Police Force has promised a N5 million reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of the culprits of the killings of policemen in the FCT, Abuja and Edo state. This was contained in a statement by the force public relations officer, DCP Jimoh Moshood.

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 further 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.

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