For A Police Officer To Die With A Rifle In His Hand, Makes No Sense -IGP Adamu
Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police said for a Police officer to die with a fire arm in his hand, make no sense.
According to him, the firearms provided for each police officers were meant to secure themselves at extreme situation threatening their lives.
Adamu who made this statement while addressing Police officers during his tour to different state command assessing the level of destruction incurred during the #EndSARS protest advised that police officers should use their firearms to protect themselves whenever they are in life threatening situation.
Recall that several police officers were killed and many stations burnt down by hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protests.
Speaking to the officers during a visit, Adamu encouraged police officers to return to their constitutional duties not minding the attacks by hoodlums.
In His Words:
“All that happened in terms of attacks on the police and police stations, should not stop us from coming out to perform our constitutional duties. But while we are performing these constitutional duties, we must also protect ourselves because every policeman is a human being and is also entitled to human rights protection.
“Don’t forget your force order 237. You read and digest it very well. You know when you should use your firearms. You use your firearms in a lawful manner.”
“One of the ways you use your firearms is when your life is in danger and there is no other way through, then you use your firearms. Does it make sense for a policeman to die when he is carrying a rifle?”