A group of gunmen had on Tuesday night invaded the Demsa police divisional office setting it on fire and killing a police officer. But the invaders were forced to retreat by gallant police officers.
Presenting the cash reward and certificate of recognition to the DPO on Thursday, the state Police Commissioner, Mr Adenlere Shinaba said the reward was in recognition of the gallant efforts exhibited by the police during the gunmen attack and urged other DPOs to emulate.
He assured that the state police command would continue to reward and recognise its gallant officers and back them with financial assistance with a view to boosting their morale. “In line with the new IG’s vision in fighting corruption and bribery among ranks and files, the state police command is ever ready to reward any gallant officer to boost morale and this will help in reducing bribe-taking by police officers,” Shinaba said.
The Police Commissioner commended members of Demsa community who trooped out to barricade all the major roads by setting bonfire to scare the attackers, a pointer to what he described as the new partnership the police were forging with members of the public.
According to Shinaba, the partnership has made the public to realize their role as stakeholders in the fight against crime.
“The people who constantly terrorize us live among us and we believe that if the police are given useful information about the activities of these criminals, we will stop them from committing these heinous crimes,” he said, urging the Adamawa residents to take bold steps against hoodlums.
He also announced that policemen who foiled armed robbery attempt at a filling station in the state capital on Wednesday night will be rewarded.