IGP Directs Hospitals To Treat Accident And Gunshot Victims

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase has directed medical personnel to attend to accident victims and persons with gunshot injuries.

In a statement released by the force spokesperson, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu on Friday, the IGP noted that first, such victims should be assisted and thereafter information should be given to the Police for necessary action.

The statement reads in part, “This became imperative, following neglects and consequent untimely death of victims in this regard out of fear of being implicated without Police involvement,


“The Police High Command also directed its Officers and men not to harass good Samaritans/Nigerians in this regard, but endeavor to elicit correct facts in relation to incident from them.

“Doctors on duty are equally duty bound to treat victims of gunshot wounds and further inform Police of relevant facts.

“The safety of Nigerians is a collaborative effort of all and sundry. Police therefore, enjoin citizens not to relent in their cooperative attitude in ensuring safety of all. While they are also to report any suspicious person or persons to the nearest Police Station.”

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