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Resist riotous elements, IGP orders AIGs, CPs

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Inspector General of Police Mr Mohammed Adamu PHOTO: Twitter

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of all legitimate force to protect the lives and property of citizens including police officers and personnel of other law enforcement agencies and their families and to prevent attacks on private/public assets from any violent persons or group operating under any guise.

This was contained in a statement by Force Public Relations, Officer DCP Frank Mba.

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The IGP also charged Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police should resist all 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.

The IGP affirmed that the Force would 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 warned that the Force would deploy the full weight of the law and legitimate force (if necessary) in preventing a reoccurrence.

The IGP assured law-abiding citizens across the country 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. 

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