IGP Speaks on Misuse of Firearms, Extrajudicial Killings by Nigerian Police Officers

IGP Speaks on Misuse of Firearms, Extrajudicial Killings by Nigerian Police Officers

  • Police officers across the country have been warned against the misuse of their firearms on Nigerians
  • The warning was issued to the police officers by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, on Tuesday, March 1
  • According to the IGP, he is worried at the flippancy with which officer of the force handle their firearms when dealing with citizens

With the incessant killing of Nigerians especially youths by police officers, the Inspector General of Police, Baba Usman, has expressed worries.

The Nation reports that IGP said expressed his concerns while speaking at the Federal Capital Territory command in Abuja during a one-day duty tour of the facility.

IGP Usman Baba
The IGP has expressed worry about the misuse of guns by police officers in Nigeria Photo: Nigeria Police Force
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Baba admonished police officers not to abuse their authority by unnecessarily making life difficult for the Nigerian populace.

He also encouraged security agencies across the nation to embrace synergy in order to achieve positive results in the fight against criminal activities.

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This time around, Baba ordered the closure of all intelligence units across the country hours after NDLEA arrested Kyari.

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Aregbesola: Police make serious allegation against Buhari's minister

The activities of Rauf Aregbesola's escorts in Osogbo, Osun state, on Tuesday, February 15, caused serious mayhem.

In fact, the police command in the state reported that armed men attached to the minister's convoy fired gunshots unnecessarily thereby causing fear.

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The police spokesman, SP Yemisi Opalola, on Tuesday said the escorts used sophisticated ammunition like AK-47 rifles.

Pandemonium in southeast as gunmen attack police checkpoint again, kill 3 officers

Some unknown gunmen have launched another deadly attack against the police in Ebonyi state on Monday, February 14.

Though details are still sketchy, there are fears that three policemen around the checkpoint where the hoodlums attacked were killed.

The spokesperson of the police command in the state Loveth Odah confirmed the incident but remained silent on details of the casualty.

Source: Legit.ng

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