- The morale of police officers across the country have been very low after they were targeted by hoodlums in recent uprisings
- The police officers are refusing to return to their stations in many cities prompting calls from state governors for them to come back to their posts
- In Enugu, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has taken it upon himself to physically visit and motivate the police officers
Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has appealed to men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to return to their duty posts.
Ugwuanyi made the appeal when he visited the Senior Police Officers Mess on Agbani Road, Enugu, to address and commiserate with them over the death of private citizens and security personnel.
The governor condemned the violence by hoodlums in the state who hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protests and targeted police officers and their facilities.
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He, however, asked the police officers to renew their commitment towards securing lives and property by returning to their jobs.
“I implore you to renew your commitment to securing lives and property, as was the case before the protests.”
Across the country, police personnel have stayed away from their duty posts after targeted attacks by hoodlums masquerading as #EndSARS protesters.
In Lagos, the state police command on Friday, October 23 disclosed that 17 police stations were burnt in Nigeria's commercial capital.
The police spokesperson in the state, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, warned that the burning of several police stations across the state will lead to retrogression and a waste of money that could have been deployed to other projects.
He also said that the morale of police officers across the state has dropped because of the psychological effects of watching their source of income go down the drain.
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Meanwhile, Nigerian state governors of the southeast extraction have expressed deep concern over the erosion of mutual trust between ethnic nationalities across the country, stressing that such had widened and threatened national unity and cohesion.
The governors, who spoke after their virtual meeting with representatives of the youths and leaders of the zone, said that they were worried about the loss of lives in the country amid the ongoing riots which were triggered by hoodlums hijacking the #EndSARS protests.
In a communiqué after the meeting, the governors acknowledged with great pain the ugly event that had enveloped the nation in the last couple of days.
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Source: Legit Nigeria