Usman Baba, the Inspector-General of Police, has urged the Nigerian police officers not to commit suicide while rendering services to the nation as their welfare is being taken care of.
Giving a speech while on a visit to the Lagos State Police Command yesterday, June 9th, the IGP guaranteed that the welfare of the officers across the country is being taken care of, therefore officers should not commit suicide as it was unprofessional.
With reference to the mass destruction of properties and police facilities during and after the #EndSARS protest, the police chief admonished all police commanders to lecture their subordinates on the protection of public and police facilities, and the use of arms.
He further stated;
“Never again should your police stations be fleeced by hoodlums utilizing guns, sticks, and machetes.
“We must also be civil in discharging our duties. Never should we allow our stations to be invaded to the extent that we will not be able to handle situations because of timidity or lack of professionalism.
“We do not have all we need to discharge our duties in terms of welfare, logistics, and equipment. But with the available and limited resources, we will do our jobs with more commitment and professionalism.
“I want to congratulate us that the government and the people are taking cognizance of our duty.”