Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has warned the Nigerian police, most especially those posted to highways during the Yuletide, against misconduct and corruption.
The Nigerian police Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, revealed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, while stating that the IGP also warned the Force against abuse of rights of Nigerians.
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Mr. Mba called for strict adherence to the rules and regulation carved to guide the operating procedures of the service.
Although this is not the first time the police leaders are warning its operatives against extortion and intimidation, Mba assured that reported cases of unprofessional behaviour, which includes extortion and intimidation of road users, would be investigated and offenders will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Furthermore, IGP has instructed Zonal Assistant Inspector General of Police and Commissioners of Police in charge of commands to improve crime prevention strategies in their jurisdictions.
According to IGP, the directive would ensure peaceful atmosphere within the festive periods. It then assured citizens to go about their Christmas and new year celebrations freely as the Force had beefed up security across the nation.
Mohmmed Adamu highlighted the need for effective deployment of human and material resources of the Force to protect major highways, recreational centers, motor parks, places of worship, financial institutions, government private and public Infrastructures.
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“In addition, the supervisory officers must ensure that they are personally on ground to monitor and supervise the officers and men under their watch for optimal performance,” said Adamu.
The police leadership also expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their undiluted support to the Police and other security agencies throughout 2019, and advised for a better cooperation in 2020.