Friday, 23 August 2013

Dont Use Lethal Weapons Against Armed Less Civilians ~ IG Warns Police Officers

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has again cautioned his men to stop excessive use of force against armed less civilians.

The IGP urged officers and men of the Force to be mindful of the constitutional rights of the citizenry while performing their statutory duties, warning that excessive use of force and unjustifiable application of lethal weapons would be met appropriate punishment.

This was contained in a circular, dated 21st August, 2013 and issued by the Force Headquarters to all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, Command Commissioners of Police, Heads of Departments and Formations. 

The Police Boss expressed his resolve to rid the Force of all forms of corruption and warns Officers and men to desist from corrupt practices in line with the Code of Conduct and Professional Standards for members of the Force .

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