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I-G orders arrest of killers of Plateau monarch


The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has directed the Deputy-Inspector-General of Police, operations, Joshack Habilla, to ensure the arrest of the killers of Lazarus Agaie, the traditional ruler of Bokkos in Plateau.

The directive is contained in a statement issued by the Force Spokesman, Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Don Awunah, in Abuja on Thursday.

AgInspector General Of Police, Ibrahim Idris 

Idris said those behind the gruesome murder of the monarch would be fished out in record time for prosecution.

He further said it was pathetic to see the life of any Nigerian, irrespective of his or her status, snuffed out by any criminal gang in whatever name.

The I-G said the death of the monarch, his family and orderly, were particularly painful, but more painful when people took to reprisal attacks.

He, therefore, advised the aggrieved to be patient with the Police in their investigation into the murder of the monarch.

He said the Police would leave no stone unturned in arresting the culprits, but needed the collaboration of everyone with useful information.

He assured Nigerians that the Police under his watch would ensure decency in the polity.

Agaie was murdered alongside his wife, son and Police orderly.