June 21, 2024

IGP condemns attacks on police officers, directs prosecution of all assault cases

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Etim Ekpimah

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has condemned the recent trend of assault on Police Officers and men in uniform, carrying out official and lawful duties in various locations across the nation.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in Abuja, on Monday, said the IGP emphasized that attacks on police officers, who are uniformed agents of the state, are both illegal and an affront to the rule of law.

He said: “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 an 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.”

According to Adejboi, the IGP while reiterating the commitment of the Force to ensuring the protection of lives and property, stressed the importance of according respect for the fundamental rights of police officers and other security operatives to enable them to advance their sacred mandate of serving and protecting the citizens better and maintenance of law and order.

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