The Nigeria Police Force said it has arrested five suspects for their alleged involvement in the death of seven policemen in Abuja.
The policemen who were on stop and search duty in Galadimawa area of Abuja were killed by gunmen on Monday night.
Giving update of the investigation, the Force Spokesman, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood said the Inspector General(IGP) has ordered that the allowances of the victims be paid to their families.
Moshood added that the Police boss also directed that the men be given a befitting burial.
He said: “It is important to update Nigerians on efforts made to ensure adequate security of lives and property.
“Few days ago, our Police personnel in Galadimawa were ambushed, attacked and seven of them died in the process.
“The IGP subsequently directed all Commissioners of Police and all formation to beef up security and set up a special crack investigation team to arrest the perpetrators.”
On the number of those arrested, Moshood said: “As I speak with you, five arrests have been made in respect of the attacks and more arrest are been made and we would ensure that all the perpetrators that were involved in this heinous crime are apprehended.
“The team was directed to proffer measures to put in place as to ensure that police personnel deployed for special duty are properly protected. The team is also mandated to ensure that solution is proferred to prevent attack of such nature in future.
“The IGP commiserate with the family of the seven policemen and has directed that all their allowances and benefits are paid to the family.
“He has equally directed a befitting burial for the seven personnel that died while on duty of protecting the lives of Nigerians”, he added.