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IGP condemns killing of US staff, police in Anambra, orders arrest of masterminds

Usman Baba, IGP Usman Baba, IGP

Usman Baba, inspector-general of police (IGP), has condemned the killing of two staff of the United States consulate and police officers in Anambra state.

TheCable reported on Tuesday that gunmen attacked a convoy conveying staff of the US consulate at Ogbaru LGA of the state.

In a statement by Olumuyiwa Adejobi, police spokesperson, Baba described the attack as a clear indication of the gunmen’s callousness and an act of wickedness to humanity, “most especially to their kinsmen who have been considered to enjoy aids and palliatives from the attacked diplomats”.

The IGP ordered that the culprits and their sponsors be arrested and brought to book without delay.

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He also warned non-state actors to cease their nefarious actions in the country.

“The IGP has ordered an immediate full-scale investigation into the attacks and has charged the investigative team to ensure the culprits and their sponsors are arrested and brought to book at the earliest possible time.” the statement reads.

“Similarly, the IGP warns all non-state actors to cease their nefarious actions as the Nigeria Police Force, in synergy with other security agencies, will not hesitate to clamp down on them and their sponsors to rid the nation of their unpatriotic and disruptive activities.

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“In the same vein, the inspector-general of police, while commiserating with the US consulate on the brazen murder and abduction of her local staff, and the families of the officers who paid the supreme price, assures that all hands are on deck to ensure the rescue of those abducted.

The IGP assured that the police force was committed to the safety and security of all and sundry, including visitors and diplomats within the country.

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