According to TheNationOnline, the Police Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has issued a warning to his officers, particularly those positioned on highways to shun every form of misconduct and human rights abuse this Yuletide Season.
Urging his officers to abide by the laid down rules and operation standards of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), the police boss warned that any report of intimidation, extortion or any form of unprofessional act committed by any officer would be investigated and decisively punished.
The statement was made to the public by the spokesperson of the NPF, Frank Mba who is a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP). In the statement titled: ‘Towards A Peaceful and Crime-Free Christmas: IGP Strengthens Security Nationwide,’ Mohammed Adamu directed all Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) to buckle up on their crime prevention strategies.
Read the full statement below:
“…IGP Adamu has directed the AIGs and CPs in charge of zonal and state commands nationwide to ensure that no stone is left unturned towards effectively implementing appropriate crime prevention strategies before, during and after the festivities.
“The IGP reiterates his call for effective deployment of human and material assets of the Force in protecting the major highways, recreational centres, motor parks, places of worship, financial institutions and government/private infrastructures, amongst others.”
“In addition, the IGP directs that the supervisory officers must ensure that they are personally on the ground to monitor and supervise the officers and men under their watch for optimal performance.”
“The IGP strongly warns police operatives, especially those detailed to man the highways, to desist from all forms of misconduct and abuse of the rights of the citizenry and to adhere strictly to laid-down rules and standard operating procedures of the Force. He further warns that any reported act bordering on unprofessionalism, including extortion and intimidation of road users, will be investigated and decisively punished.
“Meanwhile, the IGP has expressed profound gratitude to Nigerians for their unwavering support to the Police and other security agencies throughout the year. He also, on behalf of the entire officers and men of the NPF, heartily felicitates with all Nigerians as they celebrate the Yuletide and New Year.”