IGP sets up committee to investigate attack on Atiku’s convoy
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali has set up investigate committee over the Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, convoy attack in Maiduguri.
The IGP, stated this while speaking during the Ministerial briefing on Thursday, in Abuja.
“The report from the state PRO its inconclusive, that is why we establish a team to investigate the incident for clarity.
He said campaigns and rallies are being policed, and optimal protection is given, particularly when they provide prompt information about such political events.
The police boss acknowledged that the force had commercialized some aspects of police duties to generate more revenue through the Police specialized automated services (POSSAB) portal. Still, they abuse the service.
He, however, dismissed the idea that unscrupulous persons can use the portal to gain protection from the Police.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the attack on the convoy of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in Borno State.
Scores of Atiku’s supporters were injured on Wednesday when hoodlums attacked the convoy of the presidential hopeful in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Ournigerianews reports that there was an attack on Atiku’s convoy just as he left the Palace of the Shehu of Borno to Ramat Square, the venue of the presidential rally.
Shortly after the attack, PDP spokesman, Debo Ologunagba, issued a statement, calling on the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to “arrest this constant incidence of violence being unleashed.”
He accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of orchestrating the attack by sponsoring the armed thugs.
“The attack on the PDP Presidential campaign train as it made its way into Maiduguri city amidst thunderous cheers by the people further confirms APC’s frustration, bitter envy, and disconcertedness over the overwhelming popularity of the PDP and our Presidential Candidate. The statement read.
The PDP spokesman commended the Borno people for coming out en masse to “resist the APC thugs and ensured the success of the PDP’s Presidential Campaign Rally in support of Atiku Abubakar.”
He said the main opposition party cannot be deterred by cowardly attacks, adding that Nigerians are already connected with the “PDP’s issue-based campaign in the mission to rescue, rebuild and redirect the nation.