BY: Yusuf Alli and Sanni Ologun
Police chief Hafiz Ringim has said they will not succumb to criminals, following yesterday’s blast the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
A statement signed by his spokesman Olushola Amore, entitled “Suicide bombing at Force Headquarters, Abuja”, said: “The Inspector-General of Police Hafiz Abubakar Ringim has expressed his displeasure over the suicide bomb attack on vehicles parked at the Force Headquarters, Abuja car park.
“The unfortunate incident, which led to the death of the suicide bomber and a Police traffic warden, occurred at about 1100hrs of 16/06/2011 when the suicide bomber’s vehicle was intercepted and directed to the car park for searching and checking.
“The Traffic Warden, who entered the vehicle of the suicide bomber to direct him to the car park, was blown off along with him as soon as they got to the car park.
“The IGP wishes to appreciate the efforts of the Fire Service and the team of armed forces Fire Service who promptly responded to put off the fire.
“The body of the suicide bomber has been recovered and a full investigation has commenced.
“Members of the public are assured that the criminal elements behind this dastardly attack will be fished out as the government, the Police and other security agencies will not succumb to the demand of any criminal group or individual.”
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