- IGP Adamu has sent a warning message to perpetrators of evils in Nigeria
- Hoodlums under the pretence of EndSARS protesters had looted some shops across the country
- The IGP, however, vowed that the police would not allow a repeat of the ugly incident
Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has said that the Force would not allow a repeat of the recent attacks, looting, and destruction of properties by hoodlums in some parts of the country.
Legit.ng reports that Adamu's warning was contained in a statement issued on Saturday, November 7, by the Force public relations officer, Frank Mba.
According to Mba, the IGP said the Force would deploy the full weight of the law and legitimate force (if necessary) in preventing a reoccurrence of the incident.
The statement read:
“The IGP affirms that the Force will not tolerate a repeat of the horrendous attacks and killings, arson and wanton destruction, and looting of public and private assets witnessed during the recent violent protests in some parts of the country."
He also lamented that 205 police stations, corporate facilities, and private property were attacked, burnt or vandalized.
He further stated:
"The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered the deployment of all legitimate force to protect lives and property of citizens including police officers and personnel of other law enforcement agencies and their families and to prevent attacks on private/public assets from any violent person(s) or group(s) operating under any guise.
The IGP assures law-abiding citizens across the country of the Force’s renewed and unwavering commitment to their safety and security especially as we approach the yuletide.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Lagos government warned EndSARS protesters in the state against carrying out further demonstrations.
It was reported that the state commissioner for information, Gbenga Omotoso, in a statement issued on Friday, November 6, urged the protesters to heed the warning of the police.
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