Nigerian Police Force to replace firearms with stun guns for its officers


Better and safer times is on the way according to the plans by the Nigerian police chief. The constant and avoidable cases of “accidental discharge” by officers may soon be over.

According to the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, there are plans to introduce the use of stun guns for officers, who are on intra city assignments.

The Inspector General of Police, gave  the indication at the commissioners’ of police conference held yesterday in Abuja. “With the use of stun guns, cases of accidental discharge and deaths would be reduced drastically reduced”. He also said that persons, who resist arrest and behave violently can be shot at without grievous bodily harm.

He further admonished police officers to be proactive to the changing dynamics of security in the country.

“As strategic police managers, the task of assuring the safety of citizens of this great nation is not only sacred, it is one that we must consistently dedicate ourselves to in the passionate and optimal manner.

“In the increasingly complex global space, where policing is now driven by citizens’ consent, intelligence and technology, we can no longer afford to stay dormant.’’


Credit: The Leadership


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