IGP Urges Quick Response For Accident Victims


The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, on Friday urged members of the public and health personnel to attend to accident victims whenever they come across such persons.



    He said it was after such persons were assisted that members of the public can now inform the police on actions taken to help the victims.

    According to a statement issued on behalf of the force by its spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu, Arase also instructed police personnel not to harass members of the public who make moves to assist accident victims.

    The police chief said he was concerned at the several incidents of needless deaths of accident victims who die as a result of the fear that people have in helping out such victims.

    “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” the release noted.

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