Rivers Rerun Group condemns killing of DSP Alkali Mohammed

Usman Abubakar also called on the Federal Government to bring Mohammed’s killers to book.

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Late Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Alkali Mohammed

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A group known as the Nigerian Wailers have condemned the killing of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Alkali Mohammed during the Rivers rerun election on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

Mohammed was reportedly beheaded by unknown assailants who ambushed his team during the election.

The group also blamed politicians for spilling the blood of innocent Nigerians, adding that they have turned politics into war.

According to Daily Post, the group’s spokesman, Usman Abubakar also called on the Federal Government to bring Mohammed’s killers to book.

Abubakar also issued a statement saying “Our attention has been drawn to the reports of violence in some areas of Rivers state during the election rerun on Saturday the 10th of November, 2016 which the Nigerian army in its official report stated that a police officer, DSP Alkali Mohammed was beheaded during the election.

“This sadistic act is alien to democracy in any part of the world where a police officer will be killed mercilessly. Nigeria as the most populous black race on earth ought not to be known for such barbaric acts where law enforcement officers will be murdered in cold blood.”

Adding that “Elections in Nigeria has become a matter of war. This is because of the politicians who forcefully foist themselves against the wishes of the electorates. It is sad that in forcefully foisting and imposing themselves on the people, innocent people who are carrying out their diligent service to the nation become the victims of such heinous acts.

“We condemn these horrendous acts, display and demonstrations by the politicians and urge them to desist from electoral violence, and the “take it by force attitude” in every election in Nigeria.

“Politicians must not continue to spill the blood of innocent Nigerians just to attain powers and positions at all cost. We also to reiterate that all those that incited violence before the elections should be held responsible and must face the law no matter how highly placed in position or affiliated to the ruling party or in opposition party, because, they were also part of those that aggravated the tension and violence in the state during the elections which has led to the death of our law enforcers and rivers citizens.

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“The Nigerian Wailers, condemn the brutal and wicked killing of DSP Alkali Mohammed in strong terms. The act is not just wicked but regrettably sad. The act has sent sorrow to the family of the slain officer who was reported to be one of our best hands in the Nigerian police.

“The Nigerian people must rise up and condemn this wicked act to forestall its reoccurrences because, the police are meant to secure and protect the people and should not be killed by hooligans and political thugs.”

DSP Mohammed Alkali was buried in Bosso, Niger State, on Monday, December 12, 2016.

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