Kogi Violence: Police to investigate attack on officer

The police commissioner in Kogi, Bethrand Onuoha, on Thursday, ordered an investigation into an alleged attack on an officer in an alleged political clash in Idah local council.

A statement by the Kogi command’s spokesperson, SP Williams Ovye-Aya in Lokoja, said the commissioner was worried over a trending video showing the police officer seriously injured.

Mr Onuoha condemned the incident and ordered the deputy commissioner of police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department to take the task and immediately investigate the clash.

The police boss reiterated the command’s unwavering commitment to continue to engage the critical stakeholders in election security management to ensure a secure environment for the electoral process.

“This command is ever determined in providing a level playing ground for all political parties as they embark on campaigns, rallies, procession, among others,” the police commissioner said. “But all would-be trouble makers who are hell-bent on causing violence to undermine the credibility of the electoral process in the state should stay away from such act of face the wrath of the police.”

He added, “This is because we are in synergy with other security agencies in election security management and will not hesitate to deal decisively with anyone caught disrupting the electoral process.”