Thursday, 19 April 2018

Sequel to the invasion of the Senate Chambers,Nigerian police claims they have recovered stolen Mace

The Nigerian Police Force headquarters in
Abuja says it has recovered the federal
Senate’s stolen Mace at a flyover bridge
before the Abuja City Gate.
Deputy Force Public Relations Officer ASP
Aremu Adeniran, who made this known,
said “a patriotic passerby” sighted the
object and alerted the police.
Aremu, in a statement, said the Inspector
General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has
ordered the Commissioner of Police FCT
Command to beef up security in and
around the National Assembly.
The statement reads:
“Sequel to the invasion of the Senate
Chambers of the National Assembly,
Federal Republic of Nigeria on the
18 April, 2018, by some suspected
thugs, who disrupted the Senate Plenary
Session and carted away the Mace of the
Red Chambers, the Inspector General of
Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, immediately
instituted a highpowered Police
Investigation and Intelligence Team,
coordinated by the IGP Monitoring Unit of
the Force, and further directed a total
lockdown of the Federal Capital Territory
with intense surveillance patrol and
thorough Stop-and-Search Operations at
various Police checkpoints with a view to
arresting perpetrators and possible
recovery of the stolen Mace.
“The Police teams engaged in massive
raids of identified criminal spots/
flashpoints, stop-and-search operations,
visibility and confidence building patrols,
intelligence gathering, which forced the
suspected miscreants to abandon the
Mace at a point under the flyover before
the City Gate, where a patriotic passerby
saw it and alerted the Police.
“While a discreet investigation into the
incident is still ongoing to arrest and
bring the perpetrators to justice, the
Nigeria Police Force appreciates the
spirited members of the public, most
especially motorists within Abuja
Metropolis, for their support, cooperation
and timely information during the rigorous
stop-and-search operations for the
recovery of the Mace.
“The renewed commitment of the Nigeria
Police Force to guarantee protection of
lives and property, peace and stability and
sustain democracy in the country remains
unequivocal and unwavering.”

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