The egregious murder of three police officers has been met with stern condemnation by the federal government
NIGERIA – Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on 29th November, issued a statement describing the abduction of three policemen and the killing of two of them, in the most “horrific, barbaric, and cannibalistic manner, as an unacceptable attack against the state.”
“We have credible information that ASP Francis Idoko (AP No. 154945); Inspector Emmanuel Akubo (AP No. 222336) and Inspector Rufai Adamu (AP. No. 285009), all serving officers of the Nigeria Police, were abducted by members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), acting on the instructions of their leader, Chinonso Okafor, aka TEMPLE, on 27 Nov. 2021.
‘Two of the officers, Inspectors Akubo and Adamu, were killed in the most gruesome manner and their decapitated bodies videotaped and circulated widely. The leader of the ESN team that killed the two officers goes by the name ‘GENTLE’. ‘Chinonso Okafor, the most influential commander of ESN in charge of Imo and Anambra States, as well as ‘Gentle’ and all those who perpetrated the abhorrent act will be made to face swift and sure justice,”
The Minister for information and culture paid tribute to the slain officers, who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of the Nation, as well as all security agents who are serving the nation to the best of their ability in a most difficult moment.
He also condoled with the families of the murdered Policemen, praying that God will comfort and strengthen them.
He further stated that under no circumstance will there be a tolerance for the targeting and killing of security agents in the Eastern part of Nigeria and said this is no way a solution to the IPOB issue.
IPOB have been agitating for a Secession from Nigeria and their leader Nnamdi Kanu was arrested this year and he is in court at the moment facing charges of treasons.