Tafa Balogun, a former Inspector General of Police (IGP), has pleaded with police officers to return to their duty posts following EndSARS protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings in the country.
Many police stations were burned and policemen were killed by thugs during the crisis that erupted after #EndSARS protests were abducted by thugs. Police officers across the country have not fully returned to work, complaining that their work morale has dropped.
However, in a statement released on Thursday, November 12, Balogun, who was the former chief of police from 2002 to 2005, urged officers to move forward because their concerns are being handled by law enforcement authorities and the federal government.
“I urge all members of the Nigerian Police Force in our country to return to their posts of duty and continue to provide much-needed security to our beloved country, Nigeria; regardless of recent brutal attacks, arson and acts of intimidation against the Police.
The Nigerian Police remains the first line of internal security guaranteed by the Nigerian Constitution. Therefore, it is in everyone’s interest not to betray the spirit of the Constitution.
I sincerely appeal and urge all my brothers and sisters in the police force to put the past behind us, as the federal and state governments, as well as law enforcement authorities, are positively and aggressively addressing the unprecedented provocative attacks against the institution. police. We all love you.
Please, once again, I appeal to all of you to return to work without further delay, ”says his statement.