general of Police, Mr Adamu Mohammed has warned officers and men of Nigeria
police currently deployed for the enforcement of the lockdown and social
restriction order to the sustenance of the fundamental rights of citizens are
not infringed upon under any pretext and also persons on essential duties duly
exempted from the restriction orders.
In a statement
made available to urban express News Online through force public relation
office, Dcp Frank Mba said; every citizen should be accorded with due courtesies and unfettered access to
origin and destination of all on duty
Mba said the Inspector
General of Police notes that the global community is now in extra-ordinary
times, with the lockdown taking its tolls on every component of our national
life, therefore, all police officers deployed for the enforcement of these
restriction orders must be professional, humane and tactful and must show
utmost respect to the citizenry.
ForceSpokesman said the IGP has directed Command Commissioners of Police to
immediately commence conduct monitoring of Police Officers deployed on
enforcement duties in their areas of responsibilities.
“The IGP has
equally charged Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) across the
nation to ensure adequate supervision of personnel under their watch, as well
as due compliance with the Standard Operating Procedure guiding this special
“The AIGs and
CPs are also to ensure robust anti-crime patrols and surveillance around
vulnerable targets such as medical facilities, shops and markets, residential
areas, financial institutions and Automated Teller Machines (ATM) points,
amongst others so that criminals do not take undue advantage of the current
COVID-19 challenge to perpetrate crimes against the citizenry”.
Mba said the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed
Adamu has expressed profound gratitude to Nigerians for their resilience and
voluntary compliance with the social restriction orders and cooperation with the
Police at all times, adding that citizens
should continue to observe all precautionary measures issued by relevant
health authorities in order for the nation to defeat this pandemic.