Police patrol on ‘Danfo buses’ illegal, says Police PRO

Deputy Superintendent of Police and Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos state Command, has said the use of commercial vehicles popularly known as `Danfo’ for police operations is unacceptable as violators will be punished.

He gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Friday, in reaction to the public complaints about the use of commercial vehicles by police for operations.

According to the spokesman, the state Command has operational vehicles in all Divisions and Area commands with Police boldly written on them for easy identification by members of the public.

“There are some stations with such buses painted with police colour and name boldly written. The police colour and names on the vehicles are marks for easy identification by all.

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Zubairu Muazu, had set up the X-Squad to monitor the activities of the officers and men.

“We believe that police operatives using commercial vehicles for operations were either on illegal duty or they were not true police officers.

We have some unmarked vehicles for special operations but not for general duties,” he said.

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