The acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has directed the Deputy-Inspector-General of Police, operations, Joshack Habilla, to ensure the arrest of the killers of Lazarus Agaie, the traditional ruler of Bokkos in Plateau.The directive is contained in a statement issued by the Force Spokesman, Don Awunah, in Abuja on Thursday. Mr. Idris said those behind the gruesome murder of the monarch would be fished out in record time for prosecution.
He further 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.
The IG said the deaths of the monarch, his family and orderly, were painful, but said it was more painful when people took to reprisal attacks.
He, therefore, advised the aggrieved to be patient with the police in their investigation into the murder of the monarch.
He said the police would leave no stone unturned in arresting the culprits, but needed the collaboration of everyone with useful information.
Mr. Agaie was murdered alongside his wife, son and a police guard.