Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed has warned police personnel against violation of the rights of Nigerians in enforcing the restriction of movements imposed by federal and state governments to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Mohammed, in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said all police personnel deployed in the enforcement of the orders on the restriction of movements must be professional, humane and show utmost respect for the citizenry.
The IG’s directive was issued against the backdrop of reports of alleged maltreatment of people suspected to be violating the restriction orders by the police and other security agents.
According to the statement issued in Abuja, the IG also directed that persons on essential duties, duly exempted from the restriction orders, should be accorded unfettered access to their places of duties.
He ordered Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police to ensure robust anti-crime patrols around vulnerable targets such as markets, shops and medical facilities across the nation.
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