Report has it that Divisional Police Officer, DPO,
has told Nigerians to find a way to protect themselves from hoodlums
and thugs this Christmas festive period.
The DPO said this after a joint meeting of the law enforcement officers.
He said that the meeting which was attended by military
men and other security and intelligence agencies deliberated
on the dampened morale of security personnel caused
by the attack suffered as a result of the EmdSARS protests.
“In these ember months, and up to Christmas period
and the New Year, I doubt if any of the security services
can guarantee maximum security as usual. There is no
way we can discharge our statutory responsibilities and
function when we have become soft targets of
miscreants and violent persons,” he said.
The DPO further said he would ensure that his officers are
not deployed to life threatening beats and assignments during the period.
“Our destroyed facilities are yet to be reconstructed and rehabilitated;
our looted armouries are yet to be restocked and when our men and
women are yet to get over the humiliation of the atrocities committed
on them by the same people we are
charged to protect, how can we return to our duty post?”