IGP orders use of maximum force on all unlawful protesters

The Inspector General of Police, M.A Adamu, has ordered all formations of the Nigeria Police Force to deploy all legitimate means to protecting lives and property of citizens across the country.

This was contained in a statement by the Force Spokesman, Frank Mba on Saturday.

According to the statement;

“The Inspector-General of Police, M.A Adamu, has ordered the deployment of all legitimate force to protect lives and property of citizens including police officers and personnel of other law enforcement agencies and their families, and to prevent attacks on private/public assets from any violent person(s) or group(s) operating under any guise.

“The IGP restates that Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police should resist all riotous elements forthwith and checkmate any form of violent/riotous protests in line with Section 33 (1) & (2) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) which among other things provides for the use of such force as is reasonably necessary — for the defence of any person from unlawful violence or for the defence of property in order to effect a lawful arrest or to prevent the escape of a person lawfully detained or for the purpose of suppressing a riot, insurrection or mutiny.”

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