Former Inspector General of Police, Tafa Balogun, has said policemen have the constitutional rights to self-defence when in danger but were not allowed to kill unjustly.
Speaking during stakeholders’ meeting on Thursday about sensitisation awareness campaign on community policing held at the Local Government Service Commission, Abere, Osun State, Tafa Balogun said the law prohibited police from killing unjustly but have the right to defend themselves.
He expressed displeasure over the attack of some police stations and policemen during the EndSARS protest.
“I was shedding tears when I read that a policeman was roasted. How did the man allow that to happen forgotting that self-defence is a first law of nature.
“You have a right to defend yourself and to defend other people from being attacked. I’m not saying you should be killing people, but if anybody wants to kill you, or kill another person close to you, you have the right to kill in self-defence.