Kogi Election: Nigeria Police warns officers against incivility, insists on more citizenry cooperation
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on September 22, 2023
The Assistant Inspector General of Police, zone 8 in charge of Kogi and Kwara police commands, Babatunde Ishola has warned officers of the against acts of incivility against members of the public and that any officer caught in such act will be severely dealt with.
The police chief gave the warning during a working visit to the Kogi state command of the Nigerian police in Lokoja in the build up to the November 11 governorship election.
Ishola said the visit is intended to keep officers within the zone 8 command of the Nigeria Police abreast of recent events and to remind them of the ethics of the force which they are obliged to adhere to.
He added that policing the nation is expected to be practiced with human feelings and expressed reservations over incidences of harassment of citizens by some officers of the Nigerian police.
The Kogi state Commissioner of Police, Bethrand Onuoha,
said that because the November 11 polls is a one-off election, adequate police and other security personnel will be available to man all the flash points and that his command is also taking a proactive measure by inviting all critical stakeholders for talks.
The commissioner of Police commended the AIG for the visit and appealed for support from the people of Kogi as no Police force around the world could succeed without the cooperation of the community where it exists.