- Nigerians have been advised to allow peace and harmony reign in the country
- This advise is coming from the Police Service Commission which also warned against stirring up policemen to the point of retaliating
- Recall that some police personnel lost their lives during the EnSARS protests that rocked Nigeria
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has warned Nigerians, especially the youths to desist from social media messages inciting policemen to engage in retaliatory activities against the public.
This Day reports that the commission is concerned about some messages on social media which were inciting police officials to go against their rules of engagement in dealing with the public.
According to the report, there were alleged cases of nocturnal meetings held by security personnel in states most affected by the destruction of police infrastructure across the country to plot reprisals.
The commission, in a statement, signed by its spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said the inciting message encouraging officers and men of the force to take extra-judicial steps against civilians was inimical to the peace and security of the nation.
The statement read in part:
“This moment does not call for incitement but for a complete renewal of faith in the Nigerian project.The police are expected to conduct themselves with the highest degree of patriotism and in obedience with its rules of engagement."
The PSC further stressed that it was seeking to overhaul its logistics so that it would be equipped to discharge its constitutional responsibilities to the Nigerian people.
The commission, however, commiserated with the families of officers who lost their lives and wished those who were injured during the crisis a quick recovery.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the PSC said officers who are uncomfortable returning to their duty posts would not be forced back.
It was reported that the PSC made this declaration on Sunday, November 1, in a statement by its spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani.
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