The Chairman, Yala Local Government Security Council, Hon Eddy Achi, has urged officers of the Inspector General Special Investigative team deployed to investigate the attack on their colleagues in the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) at Yala, Ogoja in CrossRiver state, to maintain professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
Achi, who regretted the unfortunate incident, appealed to the acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to impress on the officers and men to exercise restraint and avoid indiscriminate arrests of innocent citizens.
He also called on the suspected mastermind, Mr Ikenga and other suspects, to come out of hiding and surrender to the police, noting that the security council was ready to work with the police in its investigation and persecution of the perpetrators of the condemnable act.
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Achi, also advised the residents of Okuku and its environs to cooperate with the police to avoid further untoward incidents that may lead to unwarranted arrests and harassment of residents.
He stated that Yala was known to be peace-loving and accommodating, even as he assured that acts of criminality would not be condoned in the local government area.