The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has directed the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge operations, DIG Joshack Habilla to ensure that the killers of Chief Lazarus Agaie, the traditional ruler of Bokkos, are brought to book with immediate effect.
The traditional ruler was murdered on his way from the farm alongside his wife, son and police orderly during the week.
As a result, the DIG has been mandated to proceed to Plateau state with immediate effect to ensure that those behind the gruesome murder of the monarch are promptly fished out for prosecution.
Describing the incident as “pathetic”, the IGP said it was pathetic to see the life of any Nigerian, irrespective of his or her status snuffed out by any criminal gang in whatever name.
He added that the death of the monarch, his family members and police orderly were particularly painful, but more painful when we take to reprisal attacks; he therefore advised the aggrieved to be patients with the police in their investigation into the murder of the monarch.
In a statement by the Force Police Public Relations Officer, DCP Don Awunah in Abuja on Thursday reiterated that the Nigeria police would leave no stone unturned in arresting the culprits, but need the collaboration of everyone with useful information, without over heating the already tensed insecurity challenges the country is going through.