The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba has advised police personnel against indiscriminate deployment of firearms ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
Abba made the call while addressing senior officers in Abuja on Saturday, February 14, 2015.
Abba, who was represented by force public relations officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu said: “The IG said in spite of provocation, attributes of a policeman as contained in the police regulations, required him to exercise tact, patience and tolerance and control of temper in trying situations.
“He also cautioned the personnel against excesses and reminded them of the dire consequences of abuse of human rights as contained in the recently released human rights practice manual of the force.
“Abba restated his avowed commitment to observance of the rule of law and the respect of the fundamental rights of citizens by all police officers.
“The rule of law is the underpinning tenet of democracy which will guide police officers in the discharge of their roles in the forthcoming national elections.”