Tafa Balogun, the former IG of Police has pleaded with all police officers to get back to their duty posts.
This comes after police stations were razed with fierce fire and some policemen killed following the hijacking of EndSARS protests by suspected thugs. The police officers have lost morale to get back to work after the situation has been controlled to a minimum.
In a statement which was released on November 12, Balogun appealed to all officers to return to their duty posts and continue to provide the security the nation needed as their concerns are being addressed by the federal government.
The statement reads;
“I urge all members of the Nigeria Police Force in our country to return to their duty posts and continue to provide the much needed security to our dear country, Nigeria; not minding the recent brutal attacks, arson, and acts of intimidation against the Police.
The Nigeria Police remain the first line of Internal Security as guaranteed by the Nigerian Constitution. Therefore, it behooves all and sundry 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 the police authorities, are positively and aggressively addressing the unprecedented provocative attacks on the police institution. We all love you.
Please, once again, I appeal to all of you to return to duty without further delay.”