The Inspector General of Police has described as deeply worrisome the rate at which officers and men lose their lives in the course of discharging their statutory duties.
Idris said that these line of duty resultant deaths, occasioned by unwarranted attacks by religious bigot, bandits, hoodlums and militants, must be reversed and the trend halted.
"In the past three months, the Force has lost 128 personnel in various parts of the country due to activities of these undesirable elements in our communities. Also disturbing, is the wanton destruction of Police infrastructure and public assets. The recent cases in Dankamoji village in Maradu local government area of Zamfara state, Abagana in Anambra state and in Okrika waterways in Rivers state where personnel were killed, arms carted away, structures and equipment destroyed are cases in point," Idris said.
IGP regretted the loss of these personnel in the course of their national duty and condoled with their families. He assured them of the Force’s support to cushion the effect of the irreparable loss, adding that their departure will not be in vain.
Idris urged the officers not to relent or be distracted in their collective will to serve the country, the costly challenges notwithstanding.
The IGP also advised citizens to continue to render to the Police the desired support and assistance.