The newly-appointed Commissioner of Police in Rivers, Mr Mbu Joseph, has warned armed robbers operating in the state against confronting the personnel.
The commissioner, who gave the warning on Wednesday while taking over the command in Port Harcourt, , said his men would return fire for fire if attacked.
The commissioner, however, assured that the command would respect the fundamental human rights of the citizens.
He said the police would not use excessive force on the citizens it was mandated to protect, adding that the force would not dabble into civil matters. Joseph warned that the command would not condone indiscipline nor shield erring police personnel.
"The command will not compromise discipline. Discipline is the bed rock of Nigeria Police Force," he said.
He said the use of siren and tinted vehicle glasses by unauthorised persons was still in force.
The commissioner said only the state governor, his deputy, Speaker of the state House of Assembly and his deputy would be allowed to use siren. He said the police could only use siren on emergency.
Joseph said security chiefs were also banned from using siren, adding that covering of vehicle registration numbers would not be tolerated.
He urged owners of motor cycles to register them or face the wrath of the law. He urged the media to cross check its facts with the command and report its activities correctly.
The out going Commissioner, Mr Mohammed Indabawa, urged the personnel to be disciplined and diligent in crime fighting. NAN