IGP orders investigation into killings of 2 protesting Nasarawa workers

THE Acting Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, has order thorough investigation into the alleged shooting of workers, which led to the death of two workers at Government House Gate, in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

The Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Bello, who disclosed this to journalists on Thursday, during a media chat said the force Criminal Investigation Department (CID) from the headquarters has taken over investigation from the state command.

Bello, who confirmed that there was shooting at the gate of the government house, said eight police officers who were at the gate have been arrested for further interrogation.

He explained that, “the doctor who carried out examination of the two workers who died said that the one died from injuries sustained from hard object while the other died from a pellate.”

The Commissioner added that, his men at the gate do not use guns with such bullets saying the outcome of the investigation would unravel the truth behind the incident.

He, however, said that he has ordered his DPOs (Divisional Police Officers) to enlighten his officers on the rules guiding the use of arms.