The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of all legitimate force against riotous and violent protests to protect lives and property of citizens.
In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, Adamu said such protection should include police officers and personnel of other law enforcement agencies and their families, and the prevention of attacks on private/public assets from any violent person(s) or group(s) operating under any guise.
The IGP restates that Commands’ 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.
The Inspector-General of Police affirms that the Force will not tolerate a repeat of the horrendous attacks and killings, arson and wanton destruction, and looting of public and private assets witnessed during the recent violent protests in some parts of the country.
He warns that the Force shall deploy the full weight of the law and legitimate force (if necessary) in preventing a reoccurrence.