Police Commissioner Reveals The Quantity Of Officers Who Died In violent #EndSARS Protests In Enugu
In response to the Enugu State Police Command, at least two of its officers died within the #EndSARS protests.
The command mentioned it misplaced two cops, who have been allegedly murdered by hoodlums in the course of the violence that trailed the peaceable #EndSARS protest within the space.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, mentioned this on Wednesday, when he paraded earlier than newsmen, 23 suspects arrested for his or her alleged roles within the violence.
Abdurrahman mentioned the command recovered 13 machetes, a bag containing 36 cell phones, some supplies suspected to be charms, an iron with the form of a gun and N26,175 money from the suspects.
He mentioned the suspects have been arrested in numerous elements of Enugu metropolis in the course of the protest.
“They have been arrested for alleged riotous acts, homicide, arson, armed theft, malicious harm, stealing, obstruction and breach of public peace, amongst different violent crimes.
He regretted that the protest, which was initially peaceable, turned violent when hoodlums allegedly hijacked it on October 21.
He accused the hoodlums of inflicting havoc of unimaginable proportion, by destroying private and non-private amenities throughout the metropolis.
The police boss additionally alleged that the hoodlums burnt down police stations and property.
“Emene Police Station was razed down together with two operational Hilux Vans and different autos and reveals.
“Amechi-Idodo Police Station, Akwatta Police Put up below the Central Police Station, Maryland Police Put up below Uwani Police Division and Section 6 Police Put up, below Trans-Ekulu Police Division, have been all burnt down,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the hoodlums additionally torched the newly-built Nigeria Immigration Service workplace advanced at Emene and stole its workplace tools.
“The Nationwide Id Administration Fee workplace constructing, Emene, was set ablaze.
“Njodo Improvement Centre, Emene and the Enugu North Native Authorities Council Secretariat’s safety home have been burnt, whereas some workplace buildings have been additionally destroyed.
“The College of Nigeria, Enugu Campus’ safety home was vandalised,” he mentioned, including that the hoodlums additionally vandalised some banks and enterprise premises within the space.
Abdurrahman mentioned the command was able to carryout the directives of the Inspector-Normal of Police to reclaim public area and restore normalcy.
“I’ve directed all Space Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, Heads of Tactical and Operational Departments to adjust to and implement the directive to the letter.
“I want to recognize the peaceable residents, who’ve supported us, and urge the youths to stay law-abiding and assist the command.
“There is no such thing as a doubt that as a individuals, we now have gone by means of unquantifiable stress and trauma these previous few days.
“However I urge us all to stay calm, vigilant, prayerful and guarantee we don’t permit these disgruntled and prison components to additional wreak havoc,” he mentioned.
The police chief urged dad and mom to restrain their youngsters and wards from participating in acts of violence and wanton destruction of lives and property.
“Anybody caught will definitely face the total weight of the regulation,” he mentioned.