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EndSARS: IGP Deploys Anti-riot Police squad As Hoodlums Attack Police Stations, government properties Nationwide.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate deployment of anti- riot squad known as Mobile Police for the protection of lives and property and as well protect government properties Nationwide as hoodlums have hijacked the ongoing protests to foist their destructive mission.
The IGP’s order came as a swift response to the increasing cases of arson, destruction stage against public properties Including police stations in part of the country.
Consequently, the Commissioners of Police in the thirty-six (36) States of the Federation and the FCT are to identify and isolate law-breakers from peaceful protesters; immediately arrest and diligently prosecute such perpetrators of violence in their respective Commands.
The IGP noted that twelve (12) suspects have been arrested in connection with the attacks and arson on Police Stations in Benin, Edo State. Five (5) AK47 rifles earlier stolen from vandalized Police Stations have also been recovered.
The Inspector-General of Police calls on members of the public to avail the police with useful information that can lead to the re-arrest of the fleeing inmates, unlawfully released from Correctional facilities. Meanwhile, the IGP has advised parents/guardians to prevail on their children/wards to steer-clear of acts of violence and criminality as the Force will henceforth exercise the full powers of the law to prevent any further attempt on lives and property of citizens.
DCP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER