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Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector General of Police, has denounced recent incidences in which personnel in uniform have been attacked while performing official and legal tasks in various parts of the nation.

NewsReport that in a statement released on Monday by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), the IGP stated that the attacks on police personnel, who were uniformed state agents, were both unlawful and an insult to the rule of law.

“The IGP warned that attacks on police officers and men in the line of duty would no longer be tolerated under whatever guise, as the Force holds the lives of its personnel sacrosanct”, the statement said.

Consequently, the IGP directed all police commands and formations to ensure that individuals who engage in assault on police officers, irrespective of preceding factors, were made to face the full wrath of the law by swift prosecution in courts of competent jurisdiction.

The statement partly read, “The IGP emphasized that attacks on police officers, who are uniformed agents of the state, is both illegal and an affront on the rule of law.

“The IGP warned that attacks on police officers and men in the line of duty would no longer be tolerated under whatever guise, as the Force holds the lives of its personnel sacrosanct.

“Consequently, the IGP has directed all police commands and formations to ensure that individuals who engage in 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 protection of lives and property, stressed the importance of according respect to the fundamental rights of police officers and other security operatives, in order to enable them advance their sacred mandate of serving and protecting the citizens better and maintenance of law and order.

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