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Drunk police officers to be deprived of arms

22 April 2016, 17:13

Abuja - Nigeria Police Force has said to avoid the killing of people through accidental discharges, policemen, who abuse alcohol and drugs, will no longer be given arms.

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 2, Bala Hassan, made this known on Thursday at the Police College, Ikeja, during the launch of medical kits for urine drug test, and mass screening for hypertension and diabetes.

Also read: IG orders urine tests for police officers

He said such officers would be rehabilitated before entrusting them with the duty of protecting lives and properties.

“These officers and men need to be very healthy, fit and safe in order to be able to carry out these statutory duties,” he said.

Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Medical Dr Modupe Obembe said every police officer was expected to be physically, mentally, emotionally and socially fit.

- News 24

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