– The IGP has continued his campaign of boosting the morale of police officers nationwide
– At a recent visit to police officers in Oyo and Ogun states, the IGP urged them to return to work
– The police chief also vowed to stand by them as they carrying out their constitutional roles of protecting the society
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has urged personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) not to shy away from performing their constitutional responsibilities in order not to put the society in trouble.
The Guardian reports that Adamu gave the charge on Thursday, November 26 during his official visit to the Oyo state police command, Ibadan, and the Ogun state police command, Abeokuta.
“No amount of insult, no amount of attacks should prevent you from performing your constitutional duty. We encourage you to go out and perform your duty the way you have been trained.”
After the recent violence recorded across the country, conversations on how to go about police reforms have dominated the news.
On social media, Nigerians have joined the conversation proposing ways in which the Nigeria Police Force can be useful to society.
Shamsu SK Lemo wrote on Twitter:
“An increment in police salary will not solve the problems of Nigeria. What will, is only justice to all citizens. All the problems are a result of injustice operating in the country by the leaders.”
Floki Iyutawulo wrote:
“I wonder why some people see EndSARS as just a quest to end police brutality. NO! It is not, it is a huge metaphor for every wrong going on in our dear country, Nigeria.”
Femi Ayangbola wrote:
“The Nigeria police itself can’t police the whole of Nigeria. How many personnel do they do have?”
Recall that IGP Adamu recently stated that the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria was aimed at removing President Muhammadu Buhari from office.
He made the claim on Tuesday, November 24 in Port Harcourt, during a meeting between the leaders of the south-south region and a delegation from Nigeria’s presidency, adding that fake news gave impetus to the protests which lasted for days.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force on Monday, November 23, promoted 82,779 junior police officers to their next ranks.
A statement by the police authorities revealed that the officers consist of 56,779 sergeants, 17,569 corporals, and 8,431 constables.
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