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IGP Warns Against Assault On Police Officers

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba
The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba
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August 29, (THEWILL) – The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has condemned recent incidents of assault on police officers and men in uniform carrying out official and lawful duties in various locations across the country.

The IGP in a statement issued on Monday by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the attacks on police officers, who were uniformed agents of the state, was both illegal and an affront on the rule of law.

“The IGP 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”, the statement said.

Consequently, the IGP directed all police commands and formations to ensure that individuals who engage in assault on police officers, irrespective of preceding factors, were made to face the full wrath of the law by swift prosecution in courts of competent jurisdiction.

The statement partly read, “The IGP emphasized that attacks on police officers, who are uniformed agents of the state, is both illegal and an affront on the rule of law.

“The IGP 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.

“Consequently, 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 IGP while reiterating the commitment of the force to ensuring protection of lives and property, stressed the importance of according respect to 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.