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IGP condemns attacks on policemen , orders prosecution of culprits

° says personell must be respected

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, in a strong terms has condemned the recent trend of assault on Police Officers and men in uniform, carrying out official and lawful duties in various locations across the nation.
The IGP emphasized that attacks on police officers, who are uniformed agents of the state, is both illegal and an affront on the rule of law.

The police boss who was speaking because of the incessant attacks on the police, especially in the recent viral video where a four persons in a car attacked some officers on duty in Lagos.
The four occupants of the vehicle have been arrested by the police.
According to Force Public Relations Officer ( FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi,”the IGP warned that attacks on police officers and men in the line of duty would no longer be tolerated under whatever guise, as the Force holds the lives of its personnel sacrosanct. Consequently, the IGP has directed all Police Commands and Formations to ensure that individuals who engage in assault on police officers, irrespective of preceding factors, are made to face the full wrath of the law via swift prosecution in courts of competent jurisdiction.

“The IGP,while reiterating the commitment of the Force to ensuring protection of lives and property, stressed the importance of according respect to the fundamental rights of Police officers and other security operatives, in order to enable them advance their sacred mandate of serving and protecting the citizens better and maintenance of law and order”.

In the viral video of attack on police officers in , Lagos, the state police Spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin,told our Correspondent that the suspects were arrested and were being prepared for prosecution. In the viral video, three male and a female occupants of a car were seen fighting the Policemen while one of them was trying to disarm an officer and another one was beating another officer.
The cause of the fight remains a mystery as no one was able to explain what really transpired.

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