The new Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Tunji Disu, on Wednesday, visited Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state and vowed to arrest wanted gang leader, Gift Okpara, aka 2 Baba, fingered in the killing of a late Divisional Police Officer, Bako Angbanshim.
Disu charged the officers of the command to roll up their sleeves and ensure Okpara and other fleeing members of his cult group terrorising the area were tracked down and made to face the law.
The police helmsman, who was accompanied by senior police officers of the command, while addressing officers of the command said, “I know how difficult it is for you people to enter those difficult areas.
“I want you to know that we are going to support you with all required logistics. I want you to know how important we take your job. My first assignment was to come and see you, to tell you how important you are”.
He further charged the officers to give him success by arresting the culprits, saying nobody will kill a police officer and go scot-free.
Disu, however, advised the officers to keep safe to avoid injuries and fatality.
He also visited the Odieremenyi community where five natives were killed last Sunday to commiserate with the people and to assess the level of security there.
Meanwhile, during a chat with the Chairman of Ahoada East LGA, Ben Eke, Disu said the command, under his watch, will do everything possible to bring lasting peace to the area.
He disclosed that his visit to the LGA was his first assignment as the new Commissioner of Police in Rivers State
Responding, Eke told the police boss that his visit to Ahoada East LGA upon resumption of duty shows that he has the state at heart.
Eke stated, “I must tell you the truth. The police are trying. Several arrests have been made. What happened days ago was just a display of frustration and they want to blackmail the Government.”
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