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IGP condemns callous attack on US consulate convoy in Anambra

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has condemned the callous attack on a United States Consulate convoy and the killing and burning beyond recognition of seven persons including US Embassy local staff and Police Mobile Force Officers, and their vehicles.

Also, the likely abduction of two others at Atani Osamale Road, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, who were visiting the area to assess its proneness to erosions as part of their humanitarian efforts.

The police boss made the condemnation in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi

While expressing astonishment at the attack, The IGP described it as a clear indication of the attackers’ and/or non-state actors’ callousness and an act of wickedness to humanity, most especially to their kinsmen who have been considered to enjoy aids and palliatives from the attacked diplomats. The act is indeed evil and inhuman.

He therefore ordered an immediate full-scale investigation into the attacks and charged the investigative team to ensure the culprits and their sponsors are arrested and brought to book at the earliest possible time.

Similarly, the IGP warned all non-state actors to cease their nefarious actions as the Nigeria Police Force, in synergy with other security agencies, will not hesitate to clamp down on them and their sponsors to rid the nation of their unpatriotic and disruptive activities.

In the same vein, the Inspector-General of Police, while commiserating with the US Consulate on the brazen murder and abduction of her local staff, and the families of the officers who paid the supreme price, assures that all hands are on deck to ensure the rescue of those abducted.

He expressed the openness of the NPF to work with all foreign presence in the country to ensure the security of their assets and personnel, and assured that the Nigeria Police is committed to the safety and security of all and sundry, including visitors and diplomats within the country.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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