- The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has reacted to the growing spate of violence unleashed by hoodlums across the nation in the name of EndSARS protest
- To curb and end this ugly trend, IGP Mohammed Adamu has deployed anti-riot police officers throughout the country
- The police boss has also ordered commissioners to track, arrest and prosecute all perpetrators of violence in their respective commands
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To curb and possibly end the spate of violence triggered by thugs across the nation, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu on Tuesday, October 20, ordered the deployment of anti-riot officers throughout the country.
The primary objective of the unit, according to IGP Adamu, is to protect the lives and property of all Nigerians and secure critical national infrastructure across the country.
Moreover, to prevent the jailbreak orchestrated by hoodlums in Benin, the police boss has ordered massive deployment of officers to beef up security around all correctional facilities in Nigeria.
Adamu also instructed police commissioners in all states to differentiate law-breakers from peaceful protesters and arrest as well as prosecute perpetrators of violence in the country.
The IGP disclosed that 12 suspects have been arrested in connection with the attacks and arson on Police Stations in Benin, Edo and that five AK47 rifles initially stolen from vandalized police stations have been recovered.
Read the IGP's instructions in the tweets below:
Meanwhile, the Senate had called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation. The upper legislative chamber on Tuesday, October 20, also urged the federal government to faithfully implement all the protesters’ five demands.
The Senate appealed to the youth to stop the protests to enable the government to commence actions in meeting their demands, just as it directed the police authorities to deploy officers to protect peaceful protesters from attacks by hoodlums.
The lawmakers explained that addressing the nation by President Buhari will douse the rising agitation by the youth who are protesting against the atrocities of the now-disbanded SARS of the Nigeria police.
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