▪︎Appeals for patience and calm
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday night met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Abubaker Adamu, regarding the Concerns of Nigerians about the excesses of some Police officers.
In a post on his social media page, the President said he was being regularly briefed on the reform efforts to end police brutality and unethical conduct, and to ensure that the Police were fully accountable to the people.
He appealed for patience and calm, even as Nigerians freely exercise their right to peacefully make their views known.
“I met again with the Inspector General of Police tonight. Our determination to reform the police should never be in doubt.
“I am being briefed regularly on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct, and to ensure that the Police are fully accountable to the people.
“The IG already has my firm instructions to conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding these excesses, and ensure erring personnel are brought to justice.
“I appeal for patience and calm, even as Nigerians freely exercise their right to peacefully make their views known,” Buhari said.
He added that a majority of men and women of the Nigeria Police Force were patriotic and committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians, and they would continue to support them to do their job.