Browsing: Suleiman Abba

“The Nigeria Police Force is therefore using this medium to further advise the political stakeholders to play the game by the rules, as all measures put in place to ensure a free, fair and credible election will be implemented to the letter. Members of the public are also enjoined to continue to collaborate with the Police to fish out criminal elements and report any suspicious movement in their areas

While admitting that there are circumstances under which an officer may be provoked in the course of duty, the IGP stressed that the attributes of a Police Officer as contained in the Police Regulations require of every officer to exercise “tact, patience and tolerance and the control of his temper in trying situations”

Abba is said to be seriously concerned that despite several warnings to political actors, their sponsors and collaborators against the recourse to violence and the use of thugs in furthering political interests, there have been reports of untoward activities in political campaigns and meetings

He also said that Nigerians would be happy with the police if they exhibited non-partisan trait, became accessible and offered necessary assistance aside from providing them with security for the exercise