On Tuesday, Inspector General of Police Olukayode Egbetokun paid a visit to the headquarters of the Adamawa State Police Command, where soldiers invaded and killed an inspector, Daniel Jacob, on November 21.
While strongly denouncing the invasion, the IGP indicated that the soldiers acted like Boko Haram militants, vowing that the problem would be addressed and that similar instances would not occur again.
“It was an unfortunate incident that should never have happened,” Egbetokun added. This, I believe, will be the last time it occurs in Nigeria.
“These people came in like bandits and carried out the attacks on our facility in a manner reminiscent of a Boko Haram terrorist invasion.”
“On Wednesday last week, Inspector Jacob Daniel was an officer on duty at the quarter guard when he was murdered following an invasion on this headquarters by some recalcitrant soldiers, in an unwarranted attack carried out in a manner reminiscent of Boko Haram’s activities.”
“I’m in your midst this afternoon to share your grief.” I discovered that he was an officer who was dedicated to his job. He constantly shown the utmost devotion to duty. But, tragically, we lost him to unjustified and savage attacks.”
Following a minute of silence in memory of the fallen officer, Egbetokun advised officers not to be discouraged by the tragedy.
Afolabi Babatola, the Commissioner of Police for Adamawa State, claimed in his remarks, “The command, in particular, and the state in general, would have been in a state of total calm if not for the unfortunate incident that occurred on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.”