IGP orders use of pressure towards riotous, violent protests
The Inspector-Common of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of all professional pressure towards riotous and violent protests to guard lives and property of residents.
In an announcement by the Power Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, Adamu stated such safety ought to embody law enforcement officials and personnel of different legislation enforcement companies and their households, and the prevention of assaults on non-public/public property from any violent individual(s) or group(s) working underneath any guise.
“The IGP restates that Instructions’ Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-Common of Police ought to resist all riotous parts forthwith and checkmate any type of violent/riotous protests in step with Part 33 (1) & (2) of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) which amongst different issues offers for the usage of such pressure as in all fairness essential –
“(a) For the defence of any individual from illegal violence or for the defence of property; (b) To be able to impact a lawful arrest or to stop the escape of an individual lawfully detained; or (c) For the aim of suppressing a riot, rebel or mutiny.
“The IGP affirms that the Power won’t tolerate a repeat of the horrendous assaults and killings, arson and wanton destruction, and looting of private and non-private property witnessed throughout the current violent protests in some components of the nation. He warns that the Power shall deploy the total weight of the legislation and bonafide pressure (if essential) in stopping a reoccurrence.
“Recall that within the wake of the ENDSARS protests and the violence that emanated therefrom, a complete of fifty-one (51) civilian fatalities and thirty-seven (37) civilian accidents have been recorded, whereas a complete of twenty-two (22) policemen have been gruesomely murdered and twenty-six (26) others injured by the protesters. 200 and 5 (205) police stations, company services and personal property have been attacked, burnt or vandalized.
“The IGP assures legislation abiding residents throughout the nation of the Power’s renewed and unwavering dedication to their security and safety particularly as we method the yuletide. He requires the collaboration and assist of residents within the ongoing reforms of the Power,” the assertion learn.
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