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#Assault On Police Officers: IGP Vows To Arrest, Prosecute Offenders

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba on Monday condemned the recent trend of assault on Police Officers and men in uniform, carrying out official and lawful duties in various locations across the nation.

The IGP in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi emphasized that attacks on Police Officers, who are uniformed agents of the state, is both illegal and an affront to the rule of law.

He warned that attacks on officers would no longer be tolerated under whatever guise, stating that the force holds the lives of its personnel sacrosanct.

Consequently, the police boss directed all Police Commands and Formations to ensure that individuals who engage in the assault on police officers, irrespective of preceding factors, are made to face the full wrath of the law via swift prosecution in courts of competent jurisdiction.

The IGP in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi emphasized that attacks on Police Officers, who are uniformed agents of the state, is both illegal and an affront to the rule of law.

He warned that attacks on officers would no longer be tolerated under whatever guise, stating that the force holds the lives of its personnel sacrosanct.

Consequently, the police boss directed all Police Commands and Formations to ensure that individuals who engage in the assault on police officers, irrespective of preceding factors, are made to face the full wrath of the law via swift prosecution in courts of competent jurisdiction.

The IGP while reiterating the commitment of the Force to ensuring the protection of lives and property across the country, stressed the importance of according respect to the fundamental human rights of Police officers.

Headlinenews.news reports that videos of motorists and other civilians assaulting police officers have been trending on social media platforms.

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