The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has warned against inciting officers and men under his watch, while asking perpetrators to desist from such act or face the wrath of the law.
A statement on Thursday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said the warning was coming on the heels of the threat of some officers to embark on strike, to protest the non-payment of their promotion allowances.
Ojukwu, in the statement on Thursday, said Abba noted that some members of the public had adopted the mischievous path of inciting junior police officers to disrespect their oath of office.
While warning such members of the public to desist, the IGP, Ojukwu said, drew attention to the dangers inherent in police officers disobeying superior orders and acting outside the code of conduct.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Nigeria Police will never tolerate any iota of indiscipline in the form of a strike, or work-to-rule among its personnel.
“Any officer found to be engaged in such a despicable act will be arrested and sanctioned in line with the Police Regulation and the Laws of the Federation,” the statement read.
In the meantime, the statement said every effort was being made to meet the welfare needs of all police personnel, including the payment of promotion arrears.