Assist Gunshot, Accident Victims Before Contacting Police, IGP Appeals To Nigerians
The directive was given yesterday in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Emmanuel Ojukwu. It said that because of the fear of being implicated by the police, most times victims of such unfortunate incidences die due to lack of emergency medical attention.
The statement added that IGP Arase “enjoined members of the public including medical personnel to attend to accident victims and persons with gunshot injuries and thereafter, inform the police for necessary action”.
Because of the prevailing need to ensure the safety on Nigerians, the statement further instructed that “doctors on duty are equally duty bound to treat victims of gunshot wounds and further inform police of relevant facts.”