#EndSARS: Police Won’t Allow Repeat Of Violent Protests – IGP Adamu
The Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, has once again reiterated that the police will never allow another round of violent protests to happen in the country.
Adamu said this at Command Headquarters in Anambra, Southeast Nigeria during a visit to the state on Tuesday.
The visit to Anambra was part of the IGP’s assessment tour of police commands in the country in the aftermath of the #EndSARS violent protests.
Adamu said the Nigeria police was committed to protecting the right of citizens to peaceful protest but warned that the police would not fold its arms and allow miscreants maim and kill their operatives.
He expressed appreciation to President Mohammadu Buhari for commending the force in spite of condemnation from the public which was aimed at demoralising the police.
“Nigerians came out attacking and vilifying the police to demoralize us and prevent us from courageously occupying the public space,” Adamu said.
“But Mr President said no. Vast majority of Nigerian Police are patriotic and committed to protecting lives and property of Nigerians.
“Nigerian Governors Forum also during their discussion on the protest, came up with a common position that not all Nigerian Police officers are bad.
“Many have even pledged to compensate families of those who lost their lives during the protest.”
He announced that the Federal Government has approved the upward review of salary of men of the force, just as he commended over eight Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) for their courage in defending their stations during the protest.
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