The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of all legitimate force to protect lives and property of citizens including police officers and personnel of other law enforcement agencies and their families, and to prevent attacks on private and public assets from any violent persons /groups operating under any guise.
A statement by the force indicates Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police have been directed to resist to riotous elements forthwith and checkmate any form of violent/riotous protests in line with Section 33 (1) & (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended
The IGP explains that the Force will not tolerate a repeat of the horrendous attacks and killings, arson and wanton destruction, and looting of public and private assets witnessed during the recent violent protests in some parts of the country. He warns that the Force shall deploy the full weight of the law and legitimate force if necessary in preventing a reoccurrence.
The IGP assures law abiding citizens of the Force’s renewed and unwavering commitment to their safety and security especially as we approach the yuletide. He calls for the collaboration and support of citizens in the ongoing reforms of the Force.