IGP Adamu Orders Deployment Of Anti-Riot Policemen Nationwide

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Protect Yourselves If Assaulted - IGP Adamu Tells Policemen

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has directed the immediate deployment of anti-riot police unit, the Police Mobile Force (PMF) nationwide, to protect lives and property of all Nigerians and secure critical national infrastructure across the country.

The IGP in a statement issued on Tuesday by Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba also ordered massive deployment of Police operatives to strengthen security around correctional facilities nationwide.

This comes amid increasing violence including acts of arson and malicious damage to public and private facilities by hoodlums in some states of the federation and Abuja.

IGP Adamu directed the Commissioners of Police in the thirty-six (36) States of the Federation and the FCT to identify and isolate law-breakers from peaceful protesters and immediately arrest as well as diligently prosecute such perpetrators of violence in their respective Commands.

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The statement read in part: “The IGP notes that twelve (12) suspects have been arrested in connection with the attacks and arson on Police Stations in Benin, Edo State. Five (5) AK47 rifles earlier stolen from vandalized Police Stations have also been recovered.

“The Inspector-General of Police calls on members of the public to avail the police with useful information that can lead to the re-arrest of the fleeing inmates, unlawfully released from Correctional facilities,” it added.

The IGP further advised parents and guardians to”prevail on their children/wards to steer-clear of acts of violence and criminality as the Force will henceforth exercise the full powers of the law to prevent any further attempt on lives and property of citizens.”

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