PRESS RELEASE: Fayemi Mourns DIG, Haruna , others
Governor Kayode Fayemi's press release on the death of Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr. Haruna John and other three police officers in a helicopter crash on Wednesday.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - PRESS RELEASE: Fayemi Mourns DIG, Haruna , others
Fayemi mourns DIG, Haruna, othersEkiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has described the death of Deputy Inspector Generalof Police, Mr. Haruna John and other three police officers in a helicopter crash on Wednesday asa “big tragedy of monumental proportion.”The Governor in a condolence message on Thursday said the officers’ death in the course of anational assignment has robbed the Nigeria Police and the nation of committed, dedicated andloyal officers who were always ready to ensure that peace reigns in every part of the country.Fayemi urged the Police and other security agencies in the country not to allow the tragedydiscourage them in the effort to ensure that peace returns to the city of Jos and other trouble spotsin the country.He also lamented the fact that Haruna died just twenty days after his promotion to the rank ofDIG, describing him as one of the finest operations officers who has proved his mettle in thevarious formations he had served in the past.The Governor also called on the Federal Government and the Nigeria Police to immortalize thevictims of the crash and ensure that the ideals for which they lived are kept alive to motivatetheir colleagues still serving in the Force.Fayemi also prayed God to grant the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. MuhammedAbubakar, the Nigeria Police and the families of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss of thepatriots who paid the supreme price in service of their fatherland.