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IG Orders Investigation Into Rivers Crisis

Channels Television  
Updated January 15, 2014

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) in Nigeria, Mohammed  Abubakar, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident that occurred last Sunday, in Rivers State, where the Police have  been alleged to have shot Senator Magnus Abe  with rubber bullets.

In a press released signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba, it was stated that a special team of investigators from the Force CID, headed by CP Idris Umar Farouk, is to visit the scene of the incident and also interview all relevant parties to the said incident, including the organizers of the said event, Police officers and other key witnesses, so as to obtain a full and unbiased account of the incident that will aid the on-going investigation.

While promising to maintain fairness and justice to all, the IGP called on the citizens of the state to cooperate with the investigative team, maintain calm and shun all inflammatory or presumptuous statements.

He further urged the people of Rivers State to continue to respect the laws of the land while going about their normal businesses.