The Commissioner of Police in Delta state, CP Muhammed Ali, has reacted to the unlawful killing of a Police officer by unknown gunmen.
It was learnt that the Police officer was gunned down at Edjeba community on Thursday. The incident occurred around 7:30pm.
Speaking on the killing of the Mobile Policeman, reports gathered that the Commissioner said efforts were on to apprehend the perpetrators who carried out the heinous crime.
“Delta State Police Command will no longer tolerate the senseless and devilish attacks on officers of the Nigeria Police Force who are doing their legitimate jobs, ” he added.
He warned killers of Policemen to desist from such acts or be ready to rot in jail or face the ultimate price, which is the death penalty.
CP Ali said, “From the records of killings so far, we have come to realise that those responsible for the killing of policemen and carting away their rifles are members of a syndicate, especially that of cult groups desperately in need of arms and ammunition to gain superior advantage over other rival groups in a particular area.”
“We are not leaving anything to chances anymore as we have intensified our own internal security strategy and network aimed at curbing the excesses of these syndicates in some strategic locations in the state.”
“Just recently, we initiated ‘Permanent Pin Down Checkpoints’ in some strategic locations especially within the Warri area and its environs where this crime appears to be on the increase in recent time and we have deployed more men for this purpose.”
Ali charged the officers and men especially those with service rifles to be at alert every time wherever they are so as to avoid being attacked and killed by criminals.
He admonished community leaders to partner with the Police in its fight against crimes by providing useful information that could lead to the arrest of the criminals.