The Nigeria Police force has placed a Five million Naira bounty on the killers of its personnel in Edo state and Abuja recently.
The force promised to reward anyone with useful information that can lead to the arrest of whoever killed their personnel in a statement released by Force Public Relations Officer Jimoh Moshood on Monday.
This comes barely two weeks after seven police officers were found dead in Abuja with their weapons missing.
Mr. Jimoh Moshood also confirmed the murder of four police officers on Saturday last week by suspected armed robbers, while on patrol at Sabon Gida- Ora area of Edo State. He said the patrol vehicle conveying Police personnel had fallen into an ambush and later exploded, killing all personnel in the vehicle in the process.
He noted however that investigation into both incidents were ongoing while promising to reward anyone with useful information that can help the Force in the investigation; according to him, investigations so far have not revealed any connection between both attacks even though useful information had been gathered.
“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 of the ambush attack and killing of seven (7) policemen in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja on the 2nd July, 2018, or the recent ambush and killing of four (4) Policemen on patrol at Sabon Gida, Ora in Edo State on the 14th July, 2018,”
The Police assured informants of total anonymity as it made public phone numbers through which citizens can get across to the Police Special Investigation
“08033027731, 08036783388, 08037080740, 08033129778, 08060970807, 08126660696, 08038025705”.
The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, commiserated with the families of the slain policemen and has directed prompt processing and payment of their entitlements and a befitting burial for the deceased officers.
He insisted that despite the attacks on police personnel, the Force would not relent in ensuring that crimes and criminalities were brought to the barest minimum in the country.