Police personal killed in Mangu was Long Time Ago dismissed from the force – Plateau police command.
Written by Samson Ojeniran on July 13, 2023
The Plateau State Police Command say the Police Constabulary who was one of the bandits killed in Mangu local government area by men of the Operation Safe Haven had long been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force.
Recall, that operatives of the special taskforce Force operation Safe Haven on Wednesday neutralized 3 bandits believed to be among several others terrorizing citizens with Mangu where some rifles were recovered including a Police identity Card of a Constabulary Police by the name Katzing Zwalnan Zingfa, of Langtang North Local Government Area, Tarok by tribe, born on 23/11/1990.
A statement signed by the Plateau State spokesman for the Police Command ASP Alfred Alabo on behalf of the Police command said the Command wishes to clear the air concerning the involvement of the Ex- Personnel.
According to the Police, the Special Constabulary is a scheme employed by the then Police administration between 2018 and 2019 with the support of the state governments who arranged training colleges and paid for the cost of training which involves the voluntary recruitment of able-bodied men and women of all ages to give teeth to the concept of community policing in all parts of the nation.
The police said the men were selected by their traditional rulers/local government chairmen to be persons of credible character and brought to the Police for training.
The statement further explained that the special Constabularies are to aid the Police in intelligence gathering and not to in any way bear firearms and are only mandated to be physically present at the Police station for two hours daily.
if further disclosed that on completion of his training on 13/11/2020, he was posted to Langtang North Area Command and later to Langtang North Division to carry out his mandate of assisting the Police in crime prevention and intelligence gathering but he later absconded from duty for over a year.
By his action of absconding from duty, his character was already in question, hence he was defaulted severally by the DPO Langtang North before declaring him a deserter according to the first schedule, 1990 and section 107 of the Nigeria Police Act 2020. “
The Police also explained that the Area Commander, Langtang had also directed all DPOs in the Area Command to arrest him, as soon as he is seen after he was dismissed and all efforts to track him and retrieve all Police accoutrement proved abortive, until 12th July, 2023 when he met his Waterloo.
The CP further warned that the Nigeria Police Force will never tolerate any of its officers with criminal tendencies within the force, and will always do it’s best to ensure that they have no place in the force.