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General News of Thursday, 10 June 2021


Your welfare is being taken care of, don’t kill yourself - IGP to police

Police personnel have been urged to be committed to their duties Police personnel have been urged to be committed to their duties

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has called on police officers to desist from the act of suicide as their welfare is being taken care of by the government.

He charged them to stay alive and maintain efficiency, discipline while being committed to their duties of securing lives and properties.

The IGP made this statement on Wednesday, during a visit to the Lagos Police Command.

“Your welfare is being taken care of like never before, do not commit suicide by being unprofessional,” Mr Baba said.

The IGP called on police commanders to sensitise their men on the protection of public and police facilities citing the destruction of properties and police facilities during and after the #EndSARS protest.

“Never again should your police stations be sacked by hoodlums wielding guns, sticks, and machetes,” he said. He added that officers must learn to control the use of arms, saying “there is a time and reason for their use.”

“We must also be civil in discharging our responsibilities. Never should we allow our stations to be overrun to the extent that we will not be able to handle situations because of cowardice or lack of professionalism," he said.

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