The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has sent a note of warning to Nigerians against attacking police officers who are on official duty in any part of the country.
In a statement on Monday by the Police Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, the IGP noted that anyone who attacks a Police officer on duty would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
The IGP noted that the Police Force places premium on the lives of its personnel.
“Consequently, the IGP has directed all police commands and formations to ensure that individuals who engage in an assault on police officers, irrespective of preceding factors, are made to face the full wrath of the law via swift prosecution in courts of competent jurisdiction,” the statement said.
According to the IGP, the rights of Police officers on official duty are infringed upon when they are attacked by members of the public.
This, according to the police boss, may prevent them from effectively discharging their constitutional duties.