Misuse of Firearms: IGP dismisses 3 Kano policemen attached to Rarara
The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed three officers from Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 1, Kano for misuse of firearms, abuse of power, gross indiscipline, and wastage of live ammunition.
A statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer Muyiwa Adejobi, said the officers were dismissed with the approval of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba on Thursday.
The statement said the dismissed personnel are Inspr. Dahiru Shuaibu, Sgt. Abdullahi Badamasi, and Sgt. Isah Danladi .
Their dismissal followed a viral video where the officers were captured, repeatedly firing shots from their firearms into the air in the presence of civilians including children.
The officers fired the shots while escorting a popular Kano-based All Progressive Congress (APC) musician, Dauda Rarara.
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The statement said “In the course of their duty on Friday, 7th April, 2023 at Kahutu Village, Katsina State, the officers repeatedly fired shots from their official firearms into the air despite police policy against firing in the air, standard operating procedure and relevant Force Orders; and disregarding the possible risk to the crowd at the location which included children.
The statement said the act was not only criminal and unprofessional but also embarrassing to the Force and the nation at large.
“The Nigeria Police Force hereby warms all officers to ensure they carry out their duties in line with the extant laws to avoid running foul of its provisions and attracting attendant sanctions.
“Supervising officers have also been tasked to ensure continuous and detailed lectures of their men to ensure they are well acquainted with all necessary standard operating procedures.’’
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