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Reveal identity of unknown gunmen in South-East – Arewa Coalition tells NPF

A pro-northern group, Coalition of Arewa of Civil Society Organisation (CASCO), has urged the Nigerian Police Force to unveil the identity of unknown gunmen in the Southeast

[FILES] Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba. Photo/FACEBOOKTHENIGERIAPOLICE

A pro-northern group, Coalition of Arewa of Civil Society Organisation (CASCO), has urged the Nigerian Police Force to unveil the identity of unknown gunmen in the Southeast to help take precautions.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja signed by its Convener, Dr Haruna Jagindi and General Secretary, Amb. Danjuma Shetima, the group said the true identity of those that assassinated Ahmed Gulak should be revealed, including their sponsors and their motives.

The coalition noted that the report confirms that Gulak was not the only occupant of the vehicle when he was assassinated.

It stressed that the call is coming amidst rising insecurity in the country, most especially in Imo State.

“Sanctions should be meted out to those that had anything to do with this ugly situation no matter how little their participation maybe,” the group said.

In the case of Chief Uche Nwosu’s abduction, the coalition said that the motive behind the abduction should be made public.

The statement reads in part: “Those who sanctioned the operation be identified whether within the police hierarchy or among notable politicians.

“That the armed men that invaded the Church be unmasked and adequate sanctions be meted out to them having engaged themselves or allowed themselves to be used illegally and to break professional ethics as stipulated in The Nigeria Police Act 2020.

“These actions if considered by the Inspector General of Police, will go a long way in stemming future occurrences of these kinds of unnecessary scandals, and also gain the support of the citizens for the police in the fight against insecurity.”

It further said Nigerians, especially those from the northern part of the country are still reeling from the pain of losing such an illustrious son, whose participation in nation-building cannot be overemphasised.

“The situation in Imo State was further compounded by the Gestapo style of some police officers that invaded an Anglican Church during a service in an acclaimed bid to arrest Chief Uche Nwosu, former governorship aspirant in the state,” the statement added.