The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has called members of the public, including medical personnel, to attend to accident victims and persons with gunshot injuries, after which they can inform the police for necessary action.
According to the IGP, this became imperative, following neglects and consequent untimely death of victims out of fear of being implicated without police involvement.
Arase gave the directive in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu on Friday in Abuja, adding that the police high command had also directed its officers and
men not to harass good Samaritans who assisted
The statement also added that the officers
should endeavour to elicit correct facts in
relation to incident from them.
The statement reads in part: “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.”
Treat Accident Victims, People With Gunshot Wounds, IGP Tells Doctors