Reporter :CHUKWUBUIKE MADU-
The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Mr. Ahmad AbdurRahman, has encouraged policemen to return to their duty posts with more commitment and application of professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
Mr. Ahmad AbdurRahman gave the charge at the Senior Police Officers’ Mess Enugu where he lectured the high ranking police personnel of the Command and boosted their morale in preparation for their return to duty.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Mr. Daniel Ndukwe Ekea explains that the event followed the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammered Adam’s directive that policemen be lectured, encouraged and sent back to their duty posts in the aftermath of the hijacked #EndSARS Protests.
The statement said that Police Commissioner lamented the unfortunate gruesome murder of two policemen, burning down of two police stations, four police posts, operational vehicles and other equipment by miscreants who hijacked the hitherto peaceful #EndSARS protests in the State.
It, however, commended the personnel for remaining resolute and committed in containing the unprovoked attacks on the Police during the period.
The statement encouraged the police officers and gave them reasons to be in high-spirit and leave the unfortunate attacks on the Police in the past, as they return back to their duty posts.
It also enjoined officers of the Command to be more dedicated, diligent, compassionate, professional and show utmost respect for the dignity and fundamental human rights of citizens, as they resume duties.
The statement said that they Police Commissioner tasked the officers never to forget the fact that the job of policing human society must be performed with integrity, fairness and the fear of God.
The Statement enjoined religious leaders, traditional rulers, associations, unions, women and other leaders as well as parents/guardians and youths in the State to render necessary moral support to the Police in this trying period.
It entreated them to desist from saying or conducting themselves in ways capable of truncating the normalcy being restored, while reassuring commitment to provide a policing paradigm that would meet the needs of society in this age.
Meanwhile, the Governor of the State, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who was at the lecture to commiserate and address personnel of the Command, passionately implored the Police to renew their commitments to the provision of security of lives and property in the State as was the case before the protests.
He noted that going back to their duty posts would help avert the increased likelihood of crimes in the State.
He further promised to bring reprieve to families of the slain Policemen and restore the burnt Police Stations, operational vehicles and other equipment upon completion and receipt of the recommendations of his Government’s Administrative Panel of Enquiry set up to look into and ascertain the extent of human and material losses incurred in the wake of the unfortunate unrest.