I-G warns against attacks on police officers

I-G warns against attacks on police officers

By Monday Ijeh, Abuja.

 

The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba, has warned against the increasing attacks on police officers in uniform in different locations across the country.

 

The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

 

The FPRO condemned the recent trend of assault on police officers in uniform, carrying out official and lawful duties.

 

He said that attacks on police officers, who were uniformed agents of the state, were both illegal and an affront on the rule of law.

 

Adejobi warned that attacks on police officers in the line of duty would no longer be tolerated, under whatever guise, as the force held the lives of its personnel sacrosanct.

 

He quoted the I-G as directing all police commands and formations to ensure that individuals who engaged in assault on police officers, irrespective of preceding factors, were made to face the full wrath of the law.

 

He reiterated the commitment of the force to ensure protection of lives and property.

 

Baba also called on the public to accord respect to the fundamental rights of police officers and other security operatives.

 

He said that the call was to enable the officers advance their sacred mandate of protection of lives and property as well as maintenance of law and order.

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