Buhari Warns Police Against Harassment of Young Nigerians
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned the Police to shun excessive use of force and harassment of innocent young Nigerians in their quest to rid the country of internet fraudsters.
The president who was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed this at the opening ceremony of a-3 day conference and retreat for senior officers themed “repositioning the force for the challenges of effective policing in the 21st century”.
Osinbajo identified funding, limited manpower profile, professional capacity gaps and issues arising from the relationship between the Police and the citizens as challenges that need to be addressed.
Prof. Osinbajo disclosed that recently some civil society groups complained about the arrest of young men and women just because they look successful and are carrying laptops.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu in his address said the senior Police officers retreat is expected to avail participants the opportunity to draw on the expertise of seasoned facilitators. IGP Adamu disclosed that the security threats in the nation require urgent solutions.
The IGP also urged officers to rededicate their statutory duties in order to provide security that will not only place the Police above criminal elements but guarantee services in a professional, civil and lawful manner.
Additional report by Ijeoma Esek