The Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, has described the death of Kwara State Police Commissioner, Mr Chinweike Asadu, in the hands of assassins in Enugu as a great loss to the Police Force and nation in general.
The IG, who stated this during a courtesy call on Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, described the late police commissioner as a gentleman who was committed to his duties.
He said: “To the police, he was a brother, a friend and a colleague.”
Abubakar said he had been on routine tour of state police commands in the country, and used the opportunity to thank God for the safe return and recovery of Governor Chime and prayed that he would complete his tenure in good health.
Also speaking, Minister for Police Affairs, Caleb Olubolade, who accompanied the IG, disclosed that they were also in Enugu to open a Police Intelligence school in the city.
He said the Police was committed to showing concern for its officers to boost their morale and let them know that their efforts in serving the police were not in vain.
In his response, Chime reiterated the commitment of the state to partner with the police to ensure a crime-free society, adding that his government had already procured 100 patrol vehicles that would soon be delivered to the police as soon as they were fitted with gadgets.
He said: “Enugu is reputed to be the safest in the southern zone and we want it to remain so, we are not joking with security.”
Meanwhile, Governor Abudlfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, has expressed his condolence to his Enugu State counterpart, Chime, and the people of Enugu State over the death Asadu.
In a letter to Governor Chime, Ahmed said he shared the shock and grief of the government and people of Enugu State over the unfortunate incident and condemned what he called reckless disrespect for the sanctity of human lives.
He said the late Asadu served the people of Kwara State diligently, adding that his commitment to peace and security in the state would not be forgotten.