- Police personnel have been asked to defend themselves against attacks
- The call was made by the IGP
- He asked them to defend themselves in a life-threatening situation
Men of Nigerian police have been asked to defend themselves against attacks.
The call was made by Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police.
He said officers are at liberty to defend themselves when they are under life-threatening situations
Going further, he praised the officers for exercising restraint, showing courage and maintaining law and order during the #EndSARS protest which he said was aimed at demoralising the police force.
“The unity of this country lies in the support that is given to police officers because if you are demoralised, the tendency is for criminals to take over the public space and the country is relying on us to make sure that the public space is not taken over by the criminals. So no amount of provocation, no amount of insult would make us shy away from our responsibilities,” he said.
“I am here to commiserate with you. I saw how you went to deal with the difficult situation in order to maintain peace and order. This happened because of the #ENDSARS protests, which was supposed to be peaceful but turned violent.
He also commiserated with those who lost loved ones during the protest.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that 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.
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.
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