Attacks On Police Facilities – IGP Orders Deployment Of Anti-Riot Police


Charges officers to protect lives and defend critical infrastructure 

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

This is even as IGP Adamu directed Commissioners of Police in the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory to identify and isolate law-breakers from peaceful protesters; immediately arrest and diligently prosecute such perpetrators of violence in their respective Commands.

The IGP has also ordered massive deployment of Police operatives to strengthen security around Correctional facilities nationwide.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, said that the orders are coming on the heels of increasing attacks including acts of arson and malicious damage to public and private facilities as recorded in some States of the Federation including the FCT.

The IGP said that 12 suspects have been arrested in connection with the attacks and arson on Police Stations in Benin, Edo State while five AK47 rifles earlier stolen from vandalized Police Stations have also been recovered.

The Police boss called 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.

Meanwhile, the IGP has advised parents/guardians to prevail on their children/wards to steer-clear of acts of violence and criminality warning that 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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