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The Nigerian Police Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi has explained why police officers don’t bear AK-47 at every occasion.
Adejobi said for the officers to carry AK-47 , the nature of crimes and criminality determines it in the country.
Adejobi disclosed that when necessary,
police officers on patrol use other assault rifles as a result of many violent crimes and activities of armed suspects causing mayhem in the country.
The police boss who said police majorly use Ak-47 rifles during patrol emphasized that some situations warrant the use of a pistol.
Adejobi made this disclosure on Tuesday
during an interview with THE PUNCH newspaper.
According to the Force PRO, the nature of crimes and criminality in the country determines the caliber of arms that officers bear.
“We use pistols as well but not in all cases. In situations where the criminals are armed with riffles, you don’t engage them with a pistol.
“So, situations determine what kind of arms you use, but majorly we use AK-47 and other assault rifles as a result of many violent crimes in the country.
“For instance, you can’t tackle bandits with pistols, particularly considering their firepower.”
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