IGP, Adamu Warns Nigerians On Coronavirus, Tell Officers What To Do

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In a statement made available on Sunday, March 22 by the spokesperson of the Nigerian Police Force, DCP Frank Mba, The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has warned Nigerian citizens on the current pandemic to avoid unnecessary visits to police stations, including those on official visits excepts where it is paramount.

9jatoday understands that the IGP also admonished officers to observed personal safety precautions, adding that detentions of suspects at the moment must be limited also to the barest minimum.

The statement reads: “The IGP, while urging officers to observe personal safety measures, further directs the Zonal AIGs and Command CPs to ensure that cases of unnecessary arrests and detention of suspects are not condoned” the statement read in part.

“He reiterates that detention of suspects must be reduced to the barest minimum and that only very serious cases such as terrorism, armed robbery, homicide and other non-bailable offences should warrant detention.”

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