Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Police boss warns against police extra-judicial killings

21 October 2014, 17:26

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."

Also read: Police boss promises transformed police force

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.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...