Adamu Mohammed, Nigeria’s Police Inspector General, has urged police officers to use their weapons to defend themselves if they face some sort of risk.
While addressing police officers recently, Adamu gave advice. The Police chief is currently on a tour of various state commands to determine the level of devastation each command suffered during the civil unrest that broke out across the nation after the # EndSARS protests were hijacked by hoodlums. In the aftermath of the violence, many police officers were killed and several stations were burned.
Speaking to the officers during a visit, Adamu said
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?”
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