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Stop Killing Policemen In South East, Arase Begs Gunmen

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Solomon Arase who is the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, has expressed concern over the killing of security personnel, especially police officers, in the South East by unknown gunmen. 

The former Inspector General of Police pointed out that wives of police officers in the zone are fast becoming widows as a result of attacks on cops by the yet-to-be-identified gunmen.

A statement by Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations, said Arase expressed concern over the development when leaders of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

‘You should let the killers know that the police is not their enemy. They have not done anything wrong. The Force have lost quite a number of serving officers in the South East.’

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‘We are your friends, stop making police wives widows, they are your sisters,’ Arase said.

He said the Commission has resolved the perceived marginalisation of the zone in police representation in the country.

Earlier, the leader of the Ohanaeze delegation, Elder Onwu Arua, noted that the association is worried that people of the South East are not showing interest in the ongoing police recruitment exercise.

He urged the PSC to decide ways of addressing the problem.

Recall that on Monday, two police officers’ corpses were discovered at Ahaira Junction, a town in Ahaizu Mbaise council area of Imo State. Reports have it that they were shot by Unknown gunmen.

This incident took place at Owerri, unpredictably, while the policemen were purchasing premium motor spirit (PMS) in one of the fuel stations along Ahaira junction.

In the evidence collection to make up this report, one of the policemen was noticed fighting to catch his breath for survival as a fiery soul tried to help the police officer to a hospital.

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