Use Your Firearms If Attacked, IGP advices Police Officers
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed, has advised police officers to use their firearms to protect themselves whenever they are attacked.
The IG stated this while addressing police officers on Thursday while on a tour to different state commands to assess the level of destruction each command suffered during the civil unrest that broke out across the country after hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protests.
Several police officers were killed and many stations destroyed in the wake of the unrest.
Speaking to the officers during a visit, Adamu stated; “All that happened in terms of attacks on the police and police stations, should not stop us from coming out to perform our constitutional duties. But while we are performing these constitutional duties, we must also protect ourselves because every policeman is a human being and is also entitled to human rights protection.”
Normalcy has since returned after the attacks that claimed many lives, both of civilians and police officers. Police officers are now gradually returning to the streets.