By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA-THE Inspection General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Friday, tasked police personnel in the country to realise that they have mandatory responsibility to protect all Nigerian citizens and every other person genuinely residing in the country.
He also charged them not only to be disciplined but also dedicated in their lines of duties at all times.
Idris, speaking Friday,in Abuja,at the graduation of Tactical Commanders’ Course, organised by the United States Embassy, specifically told Police tactical commanders that they must see their profession as one that gives them mandatory responsibility to protect every citizen.
Re-presented at the occasion by the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG Operations,Taiwo Lakanu, Idris, while nothing that no officer of Police can succeed without discipline, reminded officers men of the police that indiscipline has no place in the police.
“As tactical commanders, you know that you have a mandatory responsibility to protect all Nigerian citizens and every other person genuinely residing in the country, because the knowledge you have gained individually and jointly will certainly go a long way in tackling the menace of violent crimes.
“But I must tell you that you cannot succeed if you are not disciplined,and as officers and men of the Force, you are all aware that indiscipline has no place with us,”he said.
The police boss expressed gratitude to the United States Embassy for not only sponsoring but also training the tactical commanders for the three weeks course.
Participants at the three weeks course were trained in modern terror and crime fighting skills and tactics.
The training which was carried out by Special Programme for Embassy Augmentation and Response, SPEAR, Office of Anti-terrorism Assistant, ATA, also saw the participants equipped with requisite skills and mindset to fight terrorim not only in Nigeria but also the world over.