IGP in Ebonyi warns policemen against misuse of firearms

[From CHINEDU NWAFOR, Abakaliki]

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, Tuesday cautioned men of the force against careless use of firearms.

IGP Mohammed Adamu

Adamu who advised them to use their firearms only when their lives are in danger, spoke in Abakaliki during his one-day working visit to the state’s command.

He said the policemen should not use their firearms to kill, but maim the person threatening their lives.

He observed that policemen had been demoralized sequel to the violent EndSARS protests that rocked different parts of the country.

He, however, urged policemen in the state to be courageous and return to their duty posts and commence normal stop and search operations to secure the state.

Adamu warned that police would not accept or tolerate any other violent protest in the country.

He admitted that people have the right to protest, but not to be violent while doing so.

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