#ENDSARS PROTESTS : We lost 22 officers – IGP

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, said that not less than 22 police officers were killed by youth protesting during the #Endsars unrest while hundreds of police stations and formations across the country were damaged.

The IGP, in a statement issued by the force spokesperson, Frank Mba, on Friday, quotes

“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 use of unlawful force or shooting at the protesters as alleged in reports”

The IGP noted that during the protests, officers of the Force used legitimate means to ensure that the protests were carried out in a peaceful manner and in most cases, physically protected and walked side-by-side with the protesters.

He reiterated that even when the protests turned violent in some parts of the country, the officers still maintained utmost restraint and did not use excessive force in managing the situations.

“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.




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