- The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has reacted to claims by Amnesty International that security officers brutalised EndSARS protesters
- Denying the allegations, IGP Mohammed Adamu on Friday, October 30, disclosed that 22 policemen were killed during the protests
- The police IG also revealed that 205 police stations were razed across states in Nigeria
The claims by Amnesty International (AI) that security officers including soldiers infringed on the rights of Nigerian youths during the EndSARS protests was on Friday, October 30, refuted by the Nigerian Police Force.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, noted that the allegations of the AI are not true as officers displayed commendable restraints and acts of professionalism in the discharge of their duties during the rallies.
The NPF boss noted that contrary to viral claims, not less than 22 officers were killed by protesters in some parts of the country.
Even more, he revealed that 205 police stations and formations, including other critical private and public infrastructure, were also damaged by a section of the protesters.
IGP's statement read in part:
”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 using of unlawful force or shooting at the protesters as alleged in the report."
Meanwhile, a police station located in Apapa Iganmu, Orile-Iganmu local government area Lagos state, was burnt down by people suspected to be hoodlums.
An eyewitness disclosed that the hoodlums arrived at the station on Tuesday, October 20, around 9am and started attacking the building.
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