IGP Replies Amnesty, Says Policemen Didn’t Shoot #EndSARS Protesters
Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-Basic of Police, has reacted to studies that the police shot at protesters.
The IGP rejected studies by world rights organisation, Amnesty Worldwide, that police officer shot at #EndSARS protesters.
He described Amnesty’s report of October 21, 2020, that police personnel shot at peaceable protesters as “unfaithful, deceptive and opposite to all out there empirical proof”.
Adamu mentioned law enforcement officials, as a substitute, “acted professionally, exercised commendable restraints and a few paid the supreme worth for peace in the course of the current protests and ensuing violence in some elements of the nation.”
This was contained in an announcement on Friday titled, ‘EndSARS Protests: Police Personnel Have been Skilled And Exercised Most Restraints – IGP Tells Amnesty Int’l’.
The assertion was signed by Power Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba.
Adamu mentioned, “Throughout the protests, officers of the Power used reliable means to make sure that the protests have been carried out in a peaceable method and typically, bodily protected and walked side-by-side with the protesters.
“Even when the protests turned violent in some elements of the nation, the officers nonetheless maintained utmost restraint and didn’t use extreme power in managing the conditions.
“Out there Stories present that 22 police personnel have been extra-judicially killed by some rampaging protesters and scores injured in the course of the protests. Lots of the injured personnel are in life-threatening circumstances on the hospitals.
“205 police stations and formations together with different essential personal and public infrastructure have been additionally broken by a bit of the protesters.
“Regardless of these unprovoked assaults, our law enforcement officials by no means resorted to make use of of illegal power or capturing on the protesters as alleged within the report.
“It additionally beggars creativeness that Amnesty Worldwide failed to say or pay tribute to Cops who have been gruesomely murdered in the course of the protests whereas serving their fatherland.
“The Power decries the discriminatory tendencies exhibited by Amnesty Worldwide as seen within the report. One wonders if within the estimation of Amnesty Worldwide, law enforcement officials will not be additionally human beings equally entitled to the safety of their elementary rights to life and dignity of human particular person.”
The IGP famous that the Power is dedicated to the Federal Authorities’s ongoing reforms of the Nigeria Police Power. He additionally enjoined Amnesty to topic its studies to “enough scrutiny and correct verification of information earlier than making the studies public”.