IGP Warns Police Officers Against Use Of Force On Peaceful Protesters

 

Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has warned all Police Officers across Nigeria against the use of force on peaceful protesters.

According to Frank Mba, a communique by the police spokesman, DCP, said the IGP noted that citizens have fundamental rights of freedom of expression, assembly, and movement which must always be upheld and protected by the police.

In a statement on Thursday 15th October, Adamu however appealed to protesters to continually conduct themselves peacefully and guide their ranks against infiltration by criminal elements.

He further stated, that the Force leadership has clearly heard the voice of the people and is irrevocably committed to doing everything within its powers to address the observed ills, punish any offending officers and promote a people-friendly police force.

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