The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu hss called on the officers of Ebonyi State Police Command to use their firearms whenever their lives are in danger.
The IGP stated this at the Command Headquarters, Abakaliki, during a one-day working visit to the State.
He added that Police officers were special breed of Nigerians charged with the responsibility of protecting lives and properties of citizens of the country.
He was not pleased with the number of police deaths and destruction of police stations during the last EndSars protests.
He stressed that such violent protests will never be allowed to happen again in the country.
Adamu directed men and officers of the Nigerian Police to use maximum force to suppress any form of violent protests, following laid down rules of engagement.
He called on Police officers not be demoralized following the negative impact that occasioned the EndSars protests as the police high Command had put modalities in place to ensure improvement in the welfare of all serving and retired officers.
He said: “When your life is danger you, use your fire arm. You are not meant to kill but to maim. Shot the suspect on the leg not on the heart.
“Endsars protests created a lot of problems for the Nigerian Police and the country. This protest came as a result of what many people have yearning about.
“The Endsars started as a result of fake news provided by the social media. There have been lots of reforms has been putting in place”