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Individuals who engage in an assault on Police Officers, irrespective of preceding factors, are to face the full wrath of the law through swift prosecution in courts of competent jurisdiction,  the Inspector general of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc+), NPM, fdc, intoned.

The IGP reiterated this in reaction to the recent trend of assault on Police Officers and men in uniform, carrying out official and lawful duties by citizens in various locations across the nation.

In a statement issued by the Force Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi,  the IGP emphasized that attacks on Police Officers, who are uniformed agents of the State, are both illegal and an affront 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 Inspector-General of Police reiterated the importance of according respect for the fundamental rights of Police Officers and other security operatives to enable them to advance their sacred mandate of serving and protecting the citizens better and maintenance of law and order.

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