Following the marching orders to the Edo State Police Command by the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, to fish out the culprits in the massacre of police officers in Afuze Divisional Police Headquarters, the police will parade the suspected killers today.
In a statement by the special adviser to the governor on media and communication strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, the Edo State government said that a proper briefing of the operation that led to the arrest of the suspects would be given during the parade.
According to him, “It is a bit of closure that the police have apprehended some of those suspected to have attacked the police station. Though we hear a good number of the suspects have been apprehended, we hope to get more information when Edo State Commissioner of Police Muhammed Danmallam briefs the press today.”
He said that the Obaseki-led administration was committed to protecting life and property in the state and would never allow criminals have a free reign in Edo.
“The state government is committed to the security of Edo people and residents in the state. The incident in Afuze is condemnable and we commiserate with the affected families. We also hope that the speed at which the suspected culprits were arrested will bring some closure to the families, even as we await the full briefing from the police commissioner,” Osagie said.
Last week, criminals attacked the Afuze divisional police headquarters in Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State, killing the Divisional Police Officer and three other officers on duty.