Don’t Use Force On Peaceful Protesters; IGP Warns Police Officers

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has warned all Police Officers across the country against the use of force on peaceful protesters. The IGP notes that citizens have fundamental rights of freedom of expression, assembly and movement which must always be upheld and protected by the police.

In a press release on Thursday, 15th October 2020 signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, he said that the IGP however appeals to protesters to continually conduct themselves peacefully and guide their ranks against infiltration by criminal elements.

The IGP stresses 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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