Police To Replace Fire Arms With Stun Guns

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As part of efforts to reduce the number of casualties associated with misuse of firearms by police officers in the country, the Inspector General of Police, IG Solomon Arase has said the Force will introduce the use of stun gun.

The Police boss disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja when he met with senior officers of the Force to brainstorm on the roadmap for the year, 2016.

“Right now, what we are trying to do is to discourage issuing firearms to police officers, who go on metro patrol, and that is why we are thinking of introducing stun guns this year.

“Stun guns can incapacitate you, demobilize you but they will not kill you. So, in case there is a mistake, then we will be able to ensure that the fatality is not such that will result in death.

“It is also true that from our statistics that we have internal mechanism for dealing with people who engage in misuse of firearms and I must tell you that a lot of them have been dismissed but it is not every day you will see it on the pages of the paper that they have been dismissed,” Arase said.

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