Five suspects arrested over murder of seven policemen in Abuja

Five suspects arrested over murder of seven policemen in Abuja

The Nigeria Police has arrested five suspects in connection with the killing of seven policemen in Galadimawa, Abuja.

GOSSIPEARS recalls that the suspected armed men were stopped for search by the police when they opened fire on them. This resulted in the killing of seven of the officers while one was seriously injured.

However, The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, in a Statement on Friday said investigations were ongoing to apprehend other suspects involved in the brutal killing of the riot policemen.

Jimoh further stated that the IGP had directed that the deceased be given befitting burials and their allowances paid to their families.

He said, “A few days ago, our Police personnel in Galadimawa were ambushed, attacked and seven of them died in the process.

“The IGP subsequently directed all Commissioners of Police and all formations to beef up security and set up a special crack investigation team to arrest the perpetrators.

“As I speak with you, five arrests have been made in respect of the attacks and more arrests are being made and we would ensure that all the perpetrators that were involved in this heinous crime are apprehended.

“He has also directed a befitting burial for the personnel who died while protecting the lives of Nigerians.”

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