CP Says Progress In Investigation Of Killing Of 12 Policemen

Bayelsa Police Command on Thursday said it was making progress on the investigation of the killing of 12 of its men in Bayelsa water ways on Saturday.

Mr Kingsley Omire, Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa that the force was doing everything possible to bring the killers to book.
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“We are doing a lot on the case and our actions will show that we are working and at the appropriate time we will inform the public on the progress.
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“It will be premature and prejudicial to comment on the number of arrests so far made; at the moment it is not in our strategic interest to make further comments.”
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It would be recalled that some 50 policemen deployed to provide cover for dignitaries expected at a burial ceremony were attacked by gunmen and 12 policemen lost their lives.
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The ill-fated boat was heading to Azuzuama, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area for the burial of the mother to Mr Kile Torughedi, an ex-militant leader.
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Torughedi, who embraced the Federal Government's amnesty, is a Special Assistant to Bayelsa Gov. Seriake Dickson on Maritime Security.
Meanwhile, sources in Azuzuama said that the area had been on the spotlight of security forces as youths from the community had fled for fear of possible arrest.
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The Joint Task Force and a special Police team from Force Headquarters have intensified patrol in the creeks of Southern Ijaw and environs in search of the remaining two policemen.
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The Police had on Tuesday recovered 10 mutilated and decomposing remains of the policemen currently kept at the Federal Medical Centre mortuary in Yenagoa.
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The Police spokesman, ASP Alex Akhigbe, said that the command was consulting the families of the late policemen on plans to give the men befitting burial. (NAN)
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