Nigeria

#EndSARS hoodlums killed 22 police personnel, destroyed 205 stations ― IGP

#EndSARS hoodlums Killed 22 police personnel, destroyed 205 stations ― IGP
#EndSARS hoodlums Killed 22 police personnel, destroyed 205 stations ― IGP
IGP, Mr. Mohammed Adamu

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has affirmed that officers of the Nigeria Police Force acted professionally, exercised commendable restraints and some paid the supreme price for peace during the recent protests and ensuing violence in some parts of the country.

The IGP made this observation following report by Amnesty International dated 21st October 2020 that Police personnel shot at peaceful protesters. He described the Amnesty Int’l report as untrue, misleading and contrary to all available empirical evidence.

The IGP noted that during the protests, officers of the Force used legitimate means to ensure that the protests were carried out in a peaceful manner and in most cases, physically protected and walked side-by-side with the protesters.

He reiterated that even when the protests turned violent in some parts of the country, the officers still maintained utmost restraint and did not use excessive force in managing the situations.

“Available Reports show that twenty-two (22) police personnel were extra-judicially killed by some rampaging protesters and scores injured during the protests. Many of the injured personnel are in life-threatening conditions at the hospitals. Two hundred and five (205) Police stations and formations including other critical private and public infrastructure were also damaged by a section of the protesters.

“Despite these unprovoked attacks, our police officers never resorted to use of unlawful force or shooting at the protesters as alleged in the report. It also beggars imagination that Amnesty International failed to mention or pay tribute to Police officers who were gruesomely murdered during the protests while serving their fatherland. The Force decries the discriminatory tendencies exhibited by Amnesty International as seen in the report.. One wonders if in the estimation of Amnesty International, police officers are not also human beings equally entitled to the protection of their fundamental rights to life and dignity of human person.

“The IGP, while noting that the Force is committed to the Federal Government’s ongoing holistic reforms of the NPF targeted at improving service delivery, positive police-citizen relationship and respect for human rights, enjoins Amnesty International to ensure they subject their reports to adequate scrutiny and proper verification of facts before making the reports public”.

DCP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FORCE HEADQUARTERS
ABUJA

Vanguard News Nigeria

Football news:

Ferguson on Rashford's charity: Fiction for a young man. He should give me some advice
A Preston player who twice touched an opponent's genitals was disqualified for 3 matches for aggressive behavior
Atalanta Director: everything is fine with Miranchuk, there are no symptoms of coronavirus
Kovid mocks the Latvian championship: the team got only 8 people (but still did not finish the match)
Gerard Pique: We all hope that Messi will stay at Barca
Agent of coronavirus from the Beginning: I feel fine. A test is a test
Barcelona has reached an agreement in principle with the players to reduce salaries. The club will save 122 million euros