Police officers in trouble for escorting Adamawa student union president
At least three officers from the Adamawa State Police Command are in trouble for rendering escort to the president of the student union during the convention and electoral process organized by the National Union of Adamawa State Students (NUADSS) on 4th and 5th of September, 2023.
A video had gone viral showing the officers escorting the student union president. Watch the video clip below:
Can you just imagine this, just a student union president is moving with police escort in the zoo Nigeria. Chaiii even ordinary vigilante is more respected than Police and military officers. Keep it up zoological republic of Nigeria 🇳🇬👍 pic.twitter.com/Jt47N6RJQ0
— Edward (@edwardibe) September 13, 2023
Reacting to the incident, the Nigeria Police indicted the officers on “unprofessional conduct” and referred them to Force Provost for further disciplinary actions.
In a statement obtained by News Band, issued from its Headquarters, the Nigerian Police said:
“Following a recent incident involving two Constables escorting a Student Union president in Adamawa State, their actions were unacceptable and do not represent the values of our Force.
“The officers, who are attached to Jimeta Divisional Police Command, along with their superiors, have been summoned to the Force Headquarters for appropriate action.
“It’s important to note that they were deployed to maintain peace and security during the convention and electoral process organized by the National Union of Adamawa State Students (NUADSS) on 4th and 5th of September, 2023.
“However, their actions were not in line with the purpose for which they were deployed. They have both been referred to the Force Provost for further disciplinary actions.
“We are committed to maintaining professionalism and upholding the dignity of the Nigeria Police Force.”