We Misplaced 22 Males, 205 Stations, Formations To The #EndSARS Protest
Inspector-Basic of Police, Mohammed Adamu
Mohammed Adamu, The Inspector-Basic of Police has said that the lives of 22 cops had been misplaced whereas countering a report by the Amnesty Worldwide which said that policemen used extreme pressure towards unarmed #EndSARS protesters.
The IG argued that his males “acted professionally, exercised commendable restraints and a few paid the supreme worth for peace” in the course of the protests and the following violence in components of the nation.”
In response to him, 22 cops additionally misplaced their lives whereas 205 police stations and formations had been torched.
The worldwide rights group had in its report knocked the police for assaulting the activists demanding police reforms, noting that they used extreme pressure on them.
AI said that over 12 protesters died in the course of the ensuing violence.
However the IG described the AI’s report as unfaithful, deceptive and “opposite to all out there proof.”
The police rebuttal was contained in a press release on Friday, by the pressure spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, titled, ‘EndSARS protests: Police personnel had been skilled and exercised most restraints, IGP tells Amnesty Worldwide.’
It learn, “The IGP famous that in the course of the protests, officers of the Drive used legit means to make sure that the protests had been carried out in a peaceable method and most often, bodily protected and walked side-by-side with the protesters.
“He reiterated that even when the protests turned violent in some components of the nation, the officers nonetheless maintained utmost restraint and didn’t use extreme pressure in managing the conditions.
“Obtainable studies point out that 22 police personnel had been extra-judicially killed by some rampaging protesters and scores injured in the course of the protests.
“Most of the injured personnel are in life -threatening circumstances on the hospitals.”
“200 and 5 police stations and formations together with different crucial personal and public infrastructure had been additionally broken by a bit of the protesters.”
Regardless of the alleged assaults, Adamu stated the cops by no means resorted to make use of of illegal pressure as alleged within the report.
“It additionally beggars creativeness that Amnesty Worldwide failed to say or pay tribute to cops who had been gruesomely murdered in the course of the protests whereas serving their fatherland,” the assertion noticed.
The Drive decried what it known as the discriminatory tendencies exhibited by AI in its report.
It added, “One wonders if within the estimation of Amnesty Worldwide, cops are usually not additionally human beings equally entitled to the safety of their elementary rights to life and dignity of human individual.”
Stating that the Drive was dedicated to the Federal Authorities’s ongoing reforms of the Nigeria Police Drive, the IG admonished AI to topic its studies to “enough scrutiny and correct verification of details earlier than making them public.”