IGP stops police personnel in mufti from conducting road checks

IGP Usman Baba

Inspector-general of police (IGP) Usman Baba has barred all policemen from carrying out certain security operations in mufti.

The order followed concerns by the general public about police officers who carry out such operations without being in uniform.

Acting Force spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi via Twitter on Friday said operations that police officers must not perform without putting on approved uniforms include stop-and-search at checkpoints, and also patrol duties.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we commend you for your understanding and support at all times. The IGP has ordered that every policeman standing on the road for stop and search, checkpoint, or/and patrol duties must be on approved uniform for easy identification and authority,” he wrote.

“Every police uniform must bear name and force number for other ranks. We have taken this step to sanitise our operational engagements and have better human relations.”