- IGP Mohammed Adamu has made a new allegation regarding the Nigerian youths who participated in the #EndSARS protest in October 2020
- The police chief said many of the youths want to join the force
- The #EndSARS protest was staged in many parts of the country to demand an end to the atrocities committed by police officers
Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said that the youths who participated in the recent #EndSARS protest want to join the police.
Recall that many Nigerian youths defied the COVID-19 pandemic to troop out for the #EndSARS protest which occurred in October 2020.
The protest was mainly staged to demand an end to police brutality in the country.
However, speaking on Channels TV on Monday, January 25, the IGP said the same youths have shown interest in joining the police, The Punch reports.
“The youths who participated in the #EndSARS and the rest of them, many of them want to join the police.
“Many of them will come and say, ‘Please, we want to join the police,’ because the service the police provide is a service of God.”
The IGP's statement has attracted reactions from Nigerians on social media.
Damilare Fagbiye said:
"The Inspector General of Police should and must be happy about this. Those #EndSARS youths are educated young men and women with patriotic zeal and vigour to service their father land. They are computer age youths and they will do better and bring knowledge and understanding, and give the Nigeria Police Force a new human face."
Segun Michael said:
"Is it a sin if they desire to? Are they not Nigerians? Many of them are more qualified than you in all things. This is a complete useless talk, it's like these people don't consider their thoughts before voicing it out. What is wrong for graduates with better brain joining Nigeria police, the system you and your cohorts have destroyed?"
Eminent Michael said:
"Yes, give all graduate youths the opportunity of joining the force by bringing back our Direct Short Service Course. We, the university graduates are useful in the force"
Nigerian police officers acclaimed to be the best in the world, says IGP
In another related report, the IGP was quoted as saying that Nigerian police officers are the best.
According to him, the officers are acclaimed to be the best in the world because they perform better than their foreign counterparts when given the right resources to carry out their duties.
He added that despite the lack of enough resources for them to perform their function, the police in Nigeria do a lot to maintain peace and order.
In other news, four senior officers have been dismissed from the Nigeria police over various forms of serious misconduct.
This was revealed in a statement by Ikechukwu Ani, head, press, and public relations of the Police Service Commission (PSC) on Sunday, December 20.
Ani explained that the decision was taken by the PSC at the 10th plenary meeting on Friday, December 18, presided over by its chairman, a retired IGP, Musiliu Smith.