PFNI calls on Creggan to reject those who want to drag community ‘back to dark ages’
The Police Federation for Northern Ireland (PFNI) is calling on the community in the Creggan to rid itself of a minority of callous individuals who would drag the area back to ‘the dark ages of bitter and pointless conflict.’
PFNI Chair, Liam Kelly, says the discovery of four suspected pipe bombs inside the City Cemetery in Creggan is a clear statement of intent to cause harm to police officers who are committed to policing the entire community.
Mr Kelly said: “They don’t mind who gets hurt as they plough on with their redundant agenda. They don’t care if innocent people get seriously injured or killed.
“They are callous individuals who would drag the Creggan and the city back to the dark ages of bitter and pointless conflict. They seek to wreak havoc and exercise ruthless control over a community that deserves better.
“I want to praise the steadfast and dedicated work of my colleagues. Furthermore, I would appeal to the many decent people in Creggan to tell the Police who the ringleaders are so that they can work to prevent them from inflicting devastating harm.
“These gangs have nothing to offer the community. They inspire unrest, paranoia and tell tall tales. They bully and mislead young people and use them as cannon fodder armed with petrol bombs and bricks.
“It’s high time these thugs were rejected, shunned, and placed before the Courts so they can be put where they belong behind bars. This will ensure that the community can live in peace and work collaboratively to build a better future for everyone.”