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CDHR extols Police, IGP over arrest of errant officers, kidnap kingpin


Hamisu Bala Wadume. Photo: Nigeria Police

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) yesterday commended the Police and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu on their resilience to push and unravel the facts of the unfortunate incident of the murder of three officers with the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) as well as some civilians killed by errant officers of the Nigerian Army at Ibi, Taraba state.

CDHR also commended the police for re-arresting the Taraba kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala (aka Wadume) in Kano, after he was allegedly aided by the errant army officers and caused to escape from his earlier arrest by the slain police officers.

The Human Rights group further lauded the police on their swift action by arresting some errant policemen who arrested and shot some citizens over the allegation of stealing mobile phones in Lagos.

In a statement issued and made available to the media by the National Publicity Secretary, Henry Peter Ekine, CDHR stated that the killing of the policemen on duty and other civilians in Taraba was not only worrisome but dangerously demonstrates the level to which supposed security personnel or state agents have become rather compromised by criminal elements across the country.

“The fight against insecurity is now threatened and citizens have lost hope in security agencies and their commitment to secure lives and property. The number of extrajudicial killings of citizens by state agents has raised the concern of CDHR on the threat to security and value of lives.”

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