IGP Warns Policemen against the use of Force, Borno Legislators Honour SARS’ Boss
IGP WARNS POLICE OFFICERS AGAINST USE OF FORCE ON PEACEFUL PROTESTERS
The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has warned all Police Officers across the country against the use of force on peaceful protesters. The IGP notes that citizens have fundamental rights of freedom of expression, assembly and movement which must always be upheld and protected by the police.
The IGP however appeals to protesters to continually conduct themselves peacefully and guide their ranks against infiltration by criminal elements.
The IGP stresses that the Force leadership has clearly heard the voice of the people and is irrevocably committed to doing everything within its powers to address the observed ills, punish any offending officers and promote a people-friendly police force.
DCP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
Borno Legislators Honour SARS’ Boss Fight Against Boko Haram, Criminals
Borno State House of Assembly (BOSHA) on Thursday presented an award to former Commander of the Defunct Special Anti Roberry Squad (SARS) CSP Ibrahim Mohammed for displaying gallantry effort in the fight against Boko Haram, Armed banditry, kidnapping and other crimes in the state.
This is coming barely 48 hours when members of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and teaming youths last Tuesday took to the streets of Maiduguri, the state capital in a peaceful protest in support of SARs Existence, even as majority people across the country have protested against the security outfit for alleged brutality, intimidation and harassment of innocent civilians.
Presenting the Award at a plenary session, the Deputy Speaker, Rt Hon Abdullahi Askira who presided over the ceremony amidst mammoth crowd including Police Officers, Members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) said, the Honour became necessary in view of the tremendous contributions CSP Mohammed and his Team displayed in the process of fighting crimes, especially the lingering Boko Haram crisis in the state.
The Deputy speaker said, it has never be in the history of BOSHA to present an award to any security personnel, but the show of bravery and selfless service by CSP Mohammed warrant his invitation to the hallowed chamber to present him the award in the presence of the Lawmakers, friends and associates.
Reading out CSP Mohammed’s brief citation by the majority Leader of the House, Hon Dige Mohammed said, ” CSP Mohammed was born on Monday 7th July, 1969 in Kotonkarfe Local Government Area of Kogi state. He had his Bachellors Degree in Education at University of Maiduguri, after which he proceeded to Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano and rose to the rank of CSP.
“He had served as an officer in various states including Abuja before he moved to Borno and posted to head SARs as Commander.
“During his time as Commander, CSP Mohammed performed wonderfully well which led to the dilodgement of unspecified number of Boko Haram terrorists with seizure of arms and ammunitions, and freed many hostages in Borno”.
Responding, CSP Mohammed dedicated the Award to God Almighty, security agencies including members of the Civilian Joint Task Force, his family and the people of the state for their support and cooperation to achieve such feet.
He said even though SARS have been disbanded, he still remains a Police Officer who will always strive to offer his constitutional responsibility in the fight against crime while called upon in the state.