EndSARS: Nigeria Police assess losses

The Nigeria Police has inaugurated a committee to properly document the losses suffered by the Force for strategic planning, re-construction, and re-equipment as well as for future reference.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu inaugurated the 9-Man Committee for the assessment of losses suffered by the Nigeria Police Force during the END SARS Protests across the country.
The IGP, during the inauguration program which held at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, Friday, noted that the setting up of the assessment Committee was In a Statement by Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba , he noted that:” The IGP observed that the Force encountered huge losses in terms of human and material resources during the END SARS protests which commenced on a rather peaceful note but unfortunately degenerated into violence, loss of lives and wanton destruction of property.

“The Committee, which has CP Abutu Yaro as Chairman, was charged by the IGP to see the assignment as a call to service which must be undertaken with purposefulness, empathy, dedication, and sacrifice. The terms of reference of the Committee include: that the delegation should physically visit the scenes of the incident and capture the pictorials of all damages done to police infrastructure and personnel; verify the fatalities suffered by the police; establish the weapons holdings that were lost during the incidents, amongst others. The IGP particularly emphasized that the delegates should visit families of deceased police officers and the injured on behalf of the Force.
He said in the violence that followed the attack on peaceful #EndSARS protesters across the country, hoodlums looted 71 warehouses and 243 private property.

“The IGP, while appreciating President Muhammadu Buhari, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, and government at all levels for their support and commitment to the holistic reforms of the Force reassured the families of the deceased police officers and the injured their losses and sacrifices would continually be remembered by the Force and the nation. The IGP also appreciated the professional conduct and restraints by police personnel during the period, even in the face of imminent threats to their lives
In another story, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has urged police personnel to protect themselves in the face of attack as a result of#EndSARS protest, adding that it should be done within the ambit of the law.
Adamu noted that the protest which lasted for almost two weeks was aimed at demoralizing and dehumanizing security personnel, but hailed officers for remaining resilient and professionals despite the attack.

He said: “We will encourage you to continue performing your duty and to be civil but if anybody touches you if anybody comes to assault you, you can also protect yourself. When we talk about human rights, the police are human. So, the rights of police officers should also be protected.
“So, we are sending the message that legally, we have the right to protect ourselves. But, while we are doing that, we will make sure that we are not endangered.
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