IGP orders police commands to prosecute individuals assaulting officers


The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Baba Alkali, has warned against increasing attacks on police officers in uniform in various locations across the country.


The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.


Adejobi condemned the recent trend of assault on police officers in uniform, carrying out official and lawful duties.


He said attacks on police officers, who were uniformed agents of the state were both illegal and an affront on the rule of law.



He warned that attacks on police officers in the line of duty would no longer be tolerated under whatever guise, as the force holds the lives of its personnel sacrosanct.


Alkali directed all police commands and formations to ensure that individuals who engaged in assault on police officers, irrespective of preceding factors, were made to face the full wrath of the law.


He reiterated the commitment of the force to ensure protection of lives and property.


Alkali was said to have also called on the public to accord respect to the fundamental rights of police officers and other security operatives.


The police boss said, ”the call was to enable the officers advance their sacred mandate of protection of lives and property and maintenance of law and order.”


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