IGP Order Massive Manhunt for Killers of Clergy, Father Paul Offu

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has ordered massive manhunt for the killers of Rev. Father Paul Offu, a Catholic Priest in charge of St. James the Greater Parish Catholic Church Ugbawka in Enugu state.

It could be recalled that some member of the Catholic church in the state took to the streets to protest the death of the cleric and seek an end to killings in the country as a whole.

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The Police in a statement released by Frank Uba, the Force Public Relations Officer said crack detectives from the IGP-Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), the Forensic and Homicide sections of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) have been deployed to Enugu State to complement the Command in their investigations into the unfortunate incident.

“In addition, the AIG in charge of Zone 9 Headquarters has been directed to mobilize more units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) personnel to black spots in Enugu State.’

According to Mba, intensified operations have also commenced for the rescue of RCCG Pastors who were abducted along J3 Area of Ogbere on their way to Lagos from the Eastern part of the Country.

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“Tactical and Operational assets of the Force have been deployed with the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State Command taking the lead role in the search and rescue operations.

“The IGP, while condemning the killing of the Catholic priest and the abduction of the clergymen, calls for calm and assures that the perpetrators will not go unpunished. He, therefore, enjoins the public to avail the Police with credible information that will assist in apprehending the criminals.”

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