The AIG in charge of Zone 4 (covering Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau States) AIG Mike Zuokumor has on the orders of the IGP relocated to Nasarawa State. A highly experienced and an operationally-minded officer, he is currently coordinating all ongoing operations relating to the incident.
Also, the Police High Command has established a dedicated telephone line for members of the public who may wish to provide vital and useful information to the Police on the Nasarawa Killing.A statement by Force Spokesman,Frank Mba said this is part of efforts at encouraging a wider and communal participation in the investigation into the recent killing of Police men in the State .
To this effect, the statement said , the IGP has appealed to Nigerians who may be in possession of information that could aid on – going investigation not to hesitate in providing same to the Police, promising that all such information will be treated with utmost confidentiality. Mba said such information can be provided via phone number 07066228200 (calls or SMS) or email : [email protected]
The IGP reminded the public that an attack on the security forces of any nation is an attack on the entire nation. He therefore appealed to Nigerians to support the Police as it strives to tackle this and other security challenges facing the nation.
Meanwhile, in a bid to ameliorate the plight of the dependants and family members of the fallen police officers, the IGP has ordered the immediate relocation of the Force Welfare Officer, DCP Abiodun Ige from Force Headquarters to Nasarawa State to enable her effectively and speedily coordinate all welfare related issues touching on the families of the late officers, including but not limited to the payment of all statutory and relevant compensations.
The IGP appealed for patience and understanding of family and friends of the slain officers, particularly as it relates to the issue of the release of the bodies of the officers, promising that all corpses will be released as soon as preliminary enquiries are concluded.
While restating the commitment of the Force to uncover and bring to book the perpetrators of this crime, the IGP reassured the family members and friends of the deceased that the Force is united with them in grief and will neither forsake nor abandon them at this trying moment.
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