The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has warned all police officers across the country against the use of force on peaceful protesters.

In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, DCP Frank Mba, on Thursday, the IGP noted that citizens have fundamental rights of freedom of expression, assembly and movement which must always be upheld and protected by the police.

The IGP however appeals to protesters to continually conduct themselves peacefully and guide their ranks against infiltration by criminal elements.

“The IGP stresses that the Force leadership has clearly heard the voice of the people and is irrevocably committed to doing everything within its powers to address the observed ills, punish any offending officers and promote a people-friendly police force,” the statement reads.