The federal government will commence massive renovations of Police barracks across the country from January 2021.
This was disclosed by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, on Tuesday, while addressing Police officers during a working visit to Ebonyi State.
The Police boss also said that new Police barracks will also be built, so as to accommodate more Police officers
The IGP told Police officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force to always use their weapons whenever they are in danger.
Speaking on the recent #EndSARS protests, Adamu reiterated that the Nigeria Police Force will be on ground to make sure that no planned protest see the light of day. He noted that the #endsars protest that happened in the month of October was filled with so much destruction and death.
He said, “When your life is danger, use your firearm. You are not meant to kill but to maim. Shoot the suspect on the leg not on the heart.”
“#ENDSARS protests created a lot of problems for the Nigerian Police and the country. This protest came as a result of what many people have been yearning for.”
The IGP also said that the protest was as a result of fake news being passed around on social media by influencers and celebrities. He however, said that certain reforms are being put in place.
“We shall suppress violent protests with maximum force and follow the rules of engagement. Police officers are special breed of Nigerians specially trained. When your life is danger, you use your firearm. You are meant to maim and not to kill that person.”
“The officers that died did not die in vain. We have promoted them and looked into the issue of compensation. Welfare issues will be addressed. We have health insurance scheme, “the IGP further stated.