Cult groups, responsible for killing of Police men in Delta -CP Ali
By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Muhammed Ali, has said that the state police command has realised that those responsible for the killing of policemen and carting away their rifles are members of a syndicate, especially that of cult groups, desperately in need of arms and ammunitions to gain superiority advantage over other rival groups in a particular area.
CP. Muhammed Ali, decried cases of policemen killings in some parts of the state, also warned members of the syndicate involved in the act of killing police officers on duty to desist or be prepared to face dire consequences.
He made this statement on Thursday while reacting to the killing of a policeman at Edjeba Junction, along Airport road, Warri South Local Government Area.
CP Mohammed Ali, therefore said that, “the State Police Command can no longer cope with the senseless act of the gang behind this devilish crime against policemen on special duties.
“We have resolve to fish out the members of the syndicate who had been behind the series of killings of policemen in the state, reaffirmed commitment to the safety of men and officers in every part of the state where they are posted to serve.
” From the records of killings so far, we have come to realise that those responsible for the killings of policemen and carting away their rifles are members of a syndicate, especially that of cult groups, desperately in need of arms and ammunitions to gain superiority advantage over other rival groups in a particular area”.
“We are not leaving anything to chances anymore as we have intestifies our own internal security strategy and network aimmed at curbing the excesses of these syndicates in some strategic locations in the state”.
“Just recently we initiated a ‘Permanent Pin Down Checkpoints’ in some strategic locations especially within the Warri area and its environs where this crime appears to be on the increase in recent time and we have deployed more men for this purpose”.
“Members of the community should partner the police in the ongoing violent crimes in the society by divulging useful information that could lead to the arrest of these criminals. As its only with this kind of useful information that the police can work effectively.
“I also charged men and officers, especially those with service rifles to be at alert everytime wherever they are so as to avoid being a victim of this callous act by the criminals.”