IGP Sets up Crack Team to Investigate Killing of 7 Policemen in Abuja

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has set up a seven-man team of crack detectives, Scene of Crime Experts and Technical Intelligence Unit of the Force to investigate the killing of seven policemen while on duty in Abuja on Monday.

This was disclosed in a statement Thursday by force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, saying the team which was inaugurated on Tuesday is headed by Bala Ciroma, a Commissioner of Police and experienced investigator.

Mr Ciroma would be assisted by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the IGP Special Tactical Squad, DCP, Department of Operations, FCT Police Command and DCP, Police Forensic Department.

Other team members include DCP, Police Central Criminal Registry, Assistant Commissioner of Police, IGP Intelligence Response Team, ACP, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad and Chief Superintendent of Police, IGP Secretariat.

“The mandate of the specialised team includes a thorough and discreet investigation of the ambush attack and killing of seven policemen while on duty on July 2, 2018, by armed robbers/bandits at Galadimawa roundabout, Federal Capital Territory,” the statement read.

“The team is to unravel, arrest and prosecute those responsible for the killings and to detect the motives behind the ambush and killing.”

The statement further explained that the team had already commenced an investigation which is expected to be concluded in 21 days.

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