- The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has warned police operatives against misconduct
- Adamu particularly warned the operatives against harassing roads users especially as the country enters the period of Christmas and New Year celebrations
- The police boss warned that any officer accused of misconducts such as extortion and intimidation of road users would be investigated and punished
As Nigerians enter the period of Christmas and New Year celebrations, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has sent a strong message to police operatives, warning them against misconduct.
Police spokesperson, Frank Mba, made this known in a statement released on Sunday, December 22, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Advising the operatives to abide by the laid down rules and standard operating procedures of the force, the IGP warned them against abusing Nigerians' rights.
According to Adamu, any officer accused of misconducts such as extortion and intimidation of road users would be investigated and punished.
The IGP further directed the zonal assistant inspector general of police and commissioners of police in charge of commands to strengthen crime prevention strategies in their jurisdictions.
According to Adamu, the directive is to ensure peaceful and hitch-free Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The police boss also called for effective deployment of human and material assets of the force to protect major highways, recreational centres, motor parks, places of worship, financial institutions and government/private Infrastructure.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Police Service Commission (PSC) had approved the promotion of 623 senior police officers across various ranks in the force.
Ikechukwu Ani, the head of press and public relations of the commission, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, December 22, in Abuja.
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