NYANYA ATTACK: IGP Urges Nigerians to Unite Against Terror

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc has urged all Nigerians to rise in unity and firmly stand their ground against terrorism. Speaking on the recent unfortunate terrorist attack on Nyanya Motor Park, on the outskirts of the Federal Capital, Abuja, the IGP states that such occasion calls for a united fight against the common enemies of our land. He charges the citizenry to shed all political, ethnic, religious or sectional leanings and rally round the national flag at this trying moment of our nationhood, by remaining vigilant and cooperating with the security agencies in their bid to stamp out terrorism. He warned against all forms of pisive, inflammatory and provocative statements capable of heating up the polity and distracting investigators.

The IGP encourages all country men and women to supply relevant information to the Police and other security agencies as they are not only bent on tracking down the perpetrators of this heinous crime, but are also taking stronger measures to review current security strategies and strengthen the safety of all parts of the country.

The IGP calls on the entire citizenry to contribute in their various capacities in providing the needed support for the victims of the blast. It is also the promise of the IGP that the Force is taking adequate measure to expedite all administrative processes and investigative procedures to enable it release the bodies of victims to their relatives without delay.

Similarly, the IGP also appeals to the media to positively deploy their communication tools in order to help in healing the wounds of terrorism and not to exacerbate them through exaggerated and lopsided negative reportage. He equally advises them to respect the privacy of the victims and exercise restraint in the use of gory and offensive images capable of causing further trauma to the grieving citizens.

While assuring Nigerians that the Police and other security agencies will continue to intensify efforts at ensuring the safety and security of all parts of the country, the IGP adds that the present challenge has further strengthened the commitment of the Police to an improved internal security.

Meanwhile, investigations into the unfortunate attack are ongoing as security operatives are deploying the best investigative tools that will yield the desired results.

CSP FRANK E. MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FORCE HEADQUARTERS,
ABUJA

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