The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Ibrahim Idris on Wednesday promised to check extra judicial killings by police personnel in the country.
Idris made the promise when he received Association of Eze Ndi Igbo (Igbo traditional leaders in diaspora) in his office in Abuja.
It was gathered that the association comprised all Igbo traditional leaders resident in 31 states of the country outside South East region.
The IGP who also promised thorough investigations of such cases, noted that the present administration prioritises safety of all Nigerians.
This he said makes it necessary to put in place measures that will address excesses of the policemen.
He said, “I promise you that you will not experience extra judicial killings in your various areas. We will do everything possible to support the association by investigating all cases of extra judicial killings.”
The IGP urged members of the association to continue to give support to the police in their various communities for better service delivery.
Idris noted that no police all over the world can succeed without partnership with members of communities, adding that the administration takes seriously issue of partnership.
Earlier, President-General of the association, Dr Boniface Ibekwe called for increased police presence in states where their members lived.
“We solicit for increased police security in states where extra judicial killings involving our people happened recently, with a view to forestall future occurrence,’’ he said.
Ibekwe assured the IG of the association’s continuous cooperation with commissioners of police in their respective states.
He said that the formation of eminent persons forum by the police has enhanced operations of personnel at the various commands.
The president commended the IG for his initiative for putting in place police and community relations strategy for effective policing in the country.
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