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Published On: Wed, Nov 19th, 2014

IG enjoins political leaders to respect people’s right

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AIG Suleiman AbbaBy Joy Baba Yesufu.

The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Suleiman Abba, has urged political leaders to take their campaigns to the electorate, rather than engage in disruption of government activities and daily chores of Nigerians engaged in the pursuit of their lawful businesses.

This was contained in an statement yesterday, signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Ag. CP Emmanuel Ojukwu, in Abuja.

Ojukwu, in the statement said the IGP further urges members of the political class and their followers who have grievances to seek redress in the court of law, rather than disturb the peace of innocent, law abiding citizens.

The statement further said these admonitions is coming following the fallout of an ugly event yesterday when some Politicians led by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Rotimi Amaechi, barricaded the entrance gates of the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Abuja.

“The incident, though provocative and uncivilized, ended without any confrontation as the Police exhibited maximum restraint in the face of ceaseless provocation by these leaders and their motley crowd”, the statement added.

 

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