Adamawa: IGP condemns soldiers’ attack on Police station

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The Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, has condemned the recent “terror” attack on a Police station in Adamawa State by some soldiers leading to the death of an inspector, Daniel Jacob.

This was as the IGP Tuesday, visited the headquarters of the Adamawa State Police Command, where the incident reportedly occurred on November 21.

In a statement, the IGP, while condemning the invasion in strong terms, said the soldiers acted like Boko Haram terrorists, vowing that the matter would be addressed, and such would never happen again.

Egbetokun said, “It was an unfortunate incident which should never have happened. I believe this is going to be the last time it will happen in Nigeria.

“These people came like bandits and carried out the attacks on our facility in a manner similar to an invasion by Boko Haram terrorists.

“Inspector Jacob Daniel was an officer on duty at the quarter guard on Wednesday last week when he was murdered,  following an invasion on this headquarters by some recalcitrant soldiers, in an attack that was unwarranted, carried out in a manner reflecting the activities of Boko Haram by their invasion on this facility.

 “I am in your midst this afternoon to share the grief that you have. I learnt that he was an officer who was committed to his duty. He always demonstrated the highest level of dedication to duty. But unfortunately, we lost him to the attacks that were unwarranted and barbaric.”

After observing a minute silence in honour of the slain cop, Egbetokun admonished officers of the force not to allow the incident to dampen their morale.

In his remarks, the Commissioner of Police in Adamawa State, Afolabi Babatola, said,  “The command, in particular, and the state in general, would have been in a state of total calmness if not for the unfortunate incident that happened on Tuesday,  21st November 2023.

“I would like to use this opportunity to request Armoured Personnel Carriers, gun trucks and Hilux vehicles to maintain the tempo.”

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