The Police Service Commission (PSC) has denied reports published in a national daily claiming that the commission has threatened that it will dismiss Police officers who fail to return to work.
A statement signed by the Head, Press and Public Relations, PSC, Mr Ikechukwu Ani said that the Commission did not at any time say Police men who refused to get back to work will be dismissed.
According to the statement, “The Commission had condemned the killing of Police officers on legitimate duties and had warned that any attempt to make the country lawless will be an ill wind that will blow no body any good.
“The Commission can only plead with the officers to in the spirit of nationalism return to work while government works out enough protective programmes for them.”
The commission restated that it will continue to do its best to ensure the police are motivated to do its job, adding, the Commission being the employers of the Police is pained that Police men were killed and stations set ablaze throughout the country.
“It will be very insensitive at this point for anyone to say that the Commission will dismiss any police man who didn’t return to work. The Commission is even at present mourning the deaths of its gallant officers who were killed in the crisis,” the statement concluded.