– Men of the Nigeria police force have been advised by IGP Usman Baba not to kill themselves no matter the situation
– According to him, policemen are expected to stay committed to their duties of securing lives and properties
– Going further, he called on police commanders to train their men on how to secure public facilities from rioters
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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has urged police officers in Lagos State to remain alive while being committed to their duties of securing lives and properties.
Mr Baba said this on Wednesday during a visit to the Lagos Police Command.
The IGP arrived in Lagos on Wednesday morning and paid a courtesy visit to the State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, before proceeding to the police headquarters.
The IGP, who addressed officers of the Lagos command amidst heavy downpour, urged to them maintain efficiency, discipline, and commitment to duties.
“Your welfare is being taken care of like never before, do not commit suicide by being unprofessional,” Mr Baba said.
Making reference to the destruction of properties and police facilities during and after the #EndSARS protest, the IGP called on police commanders to lecture their men on the protection of public and police facilities.
“Never again should your police stations be sacked by hoodlums wielding guns, sticks, and machetes,” he said.
He added that officers must learn to control the use of arms, saying “there is a time and reason for their use.”
“We must also be civil in discharging our responsibilities. Never should we allow our stations to be overrun to the extent that we will not be able to handle situations because of cowardice or lack of professionalism.