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Brigadier General killed in Abuja estate


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A retired Brigadier General, Uwem Udokwere was on Saturday killed by suspected armed robbers in a residential estate in Abuja.

The commissioner of police in Abuja, Mr Benneth Igweh who confirmed the unfortunate incident said no stone would be left unturned to ensure that the criminal elements responsible for the act will be brought to book.

A statement signed by the spokesman of the command in FCT, Mrs Josephine Adeh, said the CP has ordered a thorough investigation of the incident.

The statement reads, “In response to the tragic and unprecedented attack at Sunshine homes estate by armed robbers, resulting in the untimely demise of one Brigadier General Uwem Harold Udokwere (rtd.) on June 22, 2024, at approximately 03:00 a.m, the Commissioner of Police, FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, has promptly ordered a thorough and discreet investigation into the circumstances surrounding this regrettable event.

“Expressing profound condolences to the bereaved family, CP Benneth Igweh psc, mni, assures the family and the public of swift justice, with every effort in conduit to ensure the perpetrators of the atrocious act are apprehended and brought to justice.

“Furthermore, the commissioner of police reaffirms the unflinching commitment of the command to amplify the security landscape of the nation’s capital, by continually adapting strategies to effectively combat evolving criminal activities.

“Updates on this matter will be provided in due course.”


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