Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has condemned the unprovoked and violent attack on policemen and damage to police operational properties by #EndSARS protesters.
IGP expressed his dissatisfaction following the reports that protesters had killed an officer and carted away 1 service AK47 rifle with breach no 56-2609008 and 25 rounds of live ammunition that was with the deceased, in Ughelli, Delta State, on Thursday, 8th October 2020.
The PPRO, Frank Mba, in a press statement titled, ” IGP calls for an end to violence against Law Enforcement Officers” said the IGP described the incident as “cruel and unwarranted.”
He added that the Force will no longer tolerate any attack on its personnel or any member of the law enforcement community by individuals or groups protesting under any guise.
According to him, as much as protests by citizens remain a legitimate means for airing their concerns and views, it must, however, be carried out with all sense of responsibility and within the confines of the law.
Part of the statement reads that “The IGP, while condoling the family and friends of the late Corporal Etaga Stanley who paid the supreme price in the service of our dear nation, equally commended the officers of the Delta State Police Command for exercising restraint in the face of the immoral and unjustified provocation
“Meanwhile, the IGP has directed the Commissioner of Police, Delta State to carry out a discrete investigation into the unfortunate incident, root-out the perpetrators and bring the killer protesters to book.”