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BREAKING: IGP launches new Operational Guidelines for Policemen Nationwide

As a result of the worrying increase in crime activities in the country due to the COVID-19 lockdown that has been enforced on Nigerians since the outbreak of the ravaging coronavirus, the Inspector-general of police has unveiled new Operational Guidelines for the Police and other Law enforcement agencies.

In a statement dated, June 8, 2020, that was released by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, and made available to CRIMECHANNELS, the IGP, M.A Adamu, disclosed that the new operational guidelines is part of the measures that has been outlined by the Police force to ensure a more smooth relationship between members of the public and Police operatives.

He explained further that the guidelines would ensure that the rights of citizens is respected and as well as provide a new set of policing tools for tackling emerging crimes such as domestic violence, rape, child molestation and other incidents of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

While noting the increase in crime activities in the country, the IGP stressed that the new guidelines would adequately coordinate and reshape the conducts of personnel of the Force and other law enforcement agencies while enforcing the lockdown on the people.


He ordered for the strengthening of the Cybercrime Unit of the Force in other to be able to deal with cybercrime issues during the COVID-19 pandemic and as well as the strengthening of the Gender-Desk Units and the Juvenile Welfare Centres (JWCs) across the country.

He also urged the Force’s heads at different sector to make use of the new operational guidelines as a training manual in all Police training institutions.

He also enjoins citizens to cooperate with the Police and other Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) as all hands are on deck to curtail and contain the virus in the country.

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