Asaba - The Assistant-Inspector-General of Police, Zone 5, Benin, Musa Daura, has warned officers and men in the zone against police extra-judicial killings.
Daura gave the warning on Monday in Asaba during his familiarisation tour of the Delta Police Command.
He said that cases of extra-judicial killings had portrayed the Nigerian police in bad light, warning that any policeman who engaged in the act would be dismissed and prosecuted.
The AIG said that the negative perception of the force by the public had become a source of worry to police authorities.
"By our training as policemen, we all know when to use our arms when dealing with the public.
“If you kill somebody, you will be dismissed and charged to court to face the consequences of your act."
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He said that the new Inspector-General of the Police, Suleiman Abba, was committed to repositioning the force, with collaborative efforts of the citizenry, to reduce crime the barest minimum.
"It is the goal of our present I-G to seek collaborative effort to reduce crime and criminality in our communities so that the people can sleep with both eyes closed.
"We need to be friendly with the public to gain their support in fighting crime because we cannot work alone."
Daura also warned the policemen to shun corruption, stressing that, corruption remained a criminal offence that must be condemned.