IGP warns Nigerians against assault on police officers


The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, on Monday, condemned the recent trend of assault on police officers and men in uniform.

He said the officers and men carrying out official and lawful duties in various locations across the nation, when some were attacked.

CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi Force Public Relation Officer, Force Headquarters

Abuja in a statement, described the attack on Police Officers, who are uniformed agents of the state, as both illegal and an affront on the rule of law.

He warned that attacks on police officers and men in the line of duty would no longer be tolerated under whatever guise, as the Force holds the lives of its personnel sacrosanct.

According to the statement, the IGP has directed all Police Commands and Formations to ensure that individuals who engage in assault on police officers, irrespective of preceding factors, are made to face the full wrath of the law via swift prosecution in courts of competent jurisdiction.

The statement noted that the officers and men of the force are out to ensure the protection of lives and property, and ensure that the citizens must respect the fundamental rights of Police officers and other security operatives, in order to enable them advance their sacred mandate of serving and protecting the citizens better and maintenance of law and order.

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