The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has urged members of the public, including medical personnel to attend to accident victims and persons with gunshot injuries.
He however urged the medical personnel should then inform the police for necessary action.
The IGP said this has become imperative, as avoidable deaths take place because of the fear of one being implicated over a crime.
Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu in a statement said the IGP has directed officers not to harass citizens who render help to citizens in need.
The statement added that the officers should rather endeavour to elicit correct facts in relation to incident from them.
“Doctors on duty are equally duty-bound to treat victims of gunshot wounds and further inform police of relevant facts.
“The safety of Nigerians is a collaborative effort of all and sundry. Police therefore, enjoin citizens not to relent in their cooperative attitude in ensuring safety of all, while they are also to report any suspicious person or persons to the nearest police station.” The statement said.