Senate Committee chairman on Police Affairs, Senator Abu Ibrahim (APC Katsina South) said yesterday that he has invited the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over the Monday killing of seven police officers at Galadimawa Junction in Abuja.
Senator Ibrahim disclosed this while briefing his colleagues at the plenary on the gruesome murder of the security agents, just as he added that the police chief will appear before the committee on Tuesday next week.
He said: “The Committee on Police Affairs invited the IG to brief us on these killings and what happened in Maiduguri and it is going to be on Tuesday”.
The senate decision followed a motion moved through a point of order by Senator Mao Ohuabunwa (PDP Abia North) on the proliferation of road blocks along South-Eastern roads by armed police and military officers.
Saraki, who condemned the killing of the security officers by unknown gunmen, thereafter mandated the chairman of the Committee on Police to report back to the Senate next week.
He said the National Assembly is also expected to pay attention to those who lost their lives in active service while also discussing the inaction of others.
The senate president said: “While also talking in that light, I observe that we have not taken this issue of the SARS police officers that were killed on Monday in Galadimawa Junction.
“I think as a National Assembly, as much as we pay attention to ordinary citizens that lose their lives either by one action or inaction of the police, we all should be seen to also protect and be there for those that protect our lives.
“I will like us to please find out what happened as regards to these seven police officers that were killed, the circumstances and how we can also show our commiseration with the families as well as whatever needs to be done so that police officers will know that we do care and appreciate what they are doing. Please let us have a report by next week”.
It will be recalled that some gunmen shot seven police officers on the heads in Abuja on Monday at the Galadimawa Junction, off the international airport road.
The Federal Capital Territory, FCT police spokesperson, Anjuguri Manzah, confirmed in a statement that ‘men of the underworld’ were responsible for the attack.