The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, on Thursday, March 5, 2015 warned officers threatening to go on strike that their industrial action will be treated as a case of mutiny as indiscipline will not be tolerated.
He further added that any erring officer will be sanctioned according to the tenets of the Police Regulation and the Laws of the Federation.
Speaking via a press statement signed by Nigeria’s Police Spokesman, Emmanuel Ojukwu, Abba warned the renegade officers against heeding the advice of some members of the public who he said are instigating the officers to disregard their oath of office.
The statement read in parts: “It has come to the notice of the Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba that some members of the public have adopted the mischievous path of inciting junior police officers to disrespect their oath of office.
“The IG wishes to draw attention to the dangers inherent in police officers disobeying superior orders and acting outside the code of conduct. It does not portend well for public safety and security, and is a threat to our democracy.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Nigeria Police Force will never tolerate any iota of indiscipline in the form of a strike, or work-to-rule among its personnel. Any officer found to be engaged in such a despicable act will be arrested and sanctioned in line with the Police Regulation and the laws of the federation.”