Former Lagos Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav has said that the protest by some policemen in the North East yesterday, Monday, was an act of treason.
Abubakar Tsav, in a statement in Makurdi today, Tuesday, stressed the need for the Federal Government to urgently address the matter.
He insisted that the incident clearly showed that there was a dereliction of duty and inhumanity on the part of the police authorities.
“It is an act of gross indiscipline laced with treason for policemen to embark on demonstration for none payments of their allowances, while on operation especially in volatile areas like Maiduguri which is infested with Boko Haram insurgency.
“The police authorities ought to know this; if the welfare of the policemen on operation is not properly taken care of how can they give in their best in the operation?
“There is gross dereliction of duty and inhumanity on the part of the police authorities here and this should be immediately addressed, the policemen involved should not be victimized.”
Abubakar Tsav, who is also the immediate past Federal Commissioner of Public Compliant Commission (PCC), advised the police authorities and the federal government to seriously look into the issue of selective promotions in the organization.
“The issue of selective promotion in the police is another serious issue which the authorities and the presidency need to look into with all seriousness to ensure justice and fairness.
“The policy of “Monkey dey work, and Baboon the chop ” should not be allowed in the police.
“Nothing should be done to dampen the zeal and enthusiasm of the working personnel, promotion should be on merit and seniority as has always been.”
Some policemen on special duty in the North East had on Monday, protested over non-payment of their allowances among other things.