Joseph Mbu insists ‘My men will kill in self defence’, says number killed is immaterial

February 23, 2015 9:24 am

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2, ,
in an interview with newsmen in Ogun state last Friday said
he stands by his earlier statement that the police will kill 20 for each
police life lost during the election, insisting his men will kill in
self defense.

According to Punch, AIG Mbu reiterated his position to newsmen at the
commissioning of the Olorunsogo 11 power station in Ogun state by
President Jonathan last Friday

“I still stand by what I said. And what I said is very clear: that if
any violent group attacks my policemen, my policemen should attack them
violently. If any violent group attacks a law-abiding citizen in a bid
to cause injury or cause harm, the police should repel and save that
law-abiding citizen because we have the powers to do so. If hoodlums or
touts decide to be lawless; carrying knives, carrying illegal firearms
and shooting at my policemen, if they shoot at my policemen and they are
a hundred or 200, my policemen will not be looking at them. They will
reply back in self-defence. The number I kill is immaterial because a
policeman is also a human being” he said.

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