President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Wudil, Kano state, warned the Police against acts that could bring the community in conflict with them.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement in Abuja, said President Buhari gave the directive in an address at the convocation and Passing out Parade of the First Regular Cadet Course at the Police Academy, Wudil, Kano.
The President said unprofessional conducts such as illegal detention, extrajudicial killings, torture and violation of fundamental human rights were unacceptable and must be avoided by the Nigeria Police Force at all times.
“We must abide by the constitutional code of conduct in policing our people,” he said.
“The Police in its efforts to fight crime must work in partnership with the community. You cannot properly police the people without their consent,” President Buhari told the 602 graduands.
He also used the occasion to remind Police Officers to shun corruption and resist all temptations that impede the integrity and professionalism of the Force.
The President said: “It is appropriate to warn you as Police Officers not to see yourselves as being above the law. You must be above board and resist all temptations. Be contented with your salaries and allowances.