#EndSARS: Nobody can demoralise us – IGP

#EndSARS: Nobody can demoralise us – IGP

The Inspector General of the Nigerian Police, IGP Muhammad Adamu Abubakar, has accused his men in general of not being discouraged by the protests organized by young Nigerians calling for the end of their Special Anti-Theft Squad (SARS).

The Inspector General of the Nigerian Police, IGP Muhammad Adamu Abubakar, has asked his men in general not to be discouraged by the protests led by young Nigerians calling for the end of their Special Anti-Theft Squad (SARS).

The police chief gave the accusation during a visit to the Ogun State Police Command, Eleweran, Abeokuta.

He said that everything that happens during and after the protest is the result of false and bad news.

The chief of police who had traveled to the southwest, however, called on all police officers to come out fully to fulfill their duties because it is their constitutional responsibility.

“Do not be discouraged, get out and do your duties, no one can do it, it is your constitutional responsibility and you must do it. No intimidation can stop us from doing our job.

“No one can demoralize us, no one can prevent us or make us shy away from the performance of our duties. The responsibility to protect lives and property is given to the police and you are licensed to carry weapons.

“We encourage you to go out and do your duties without fear or favor and without fear of any victimization. Be brave, civil and calm and follow procedures in the performance of your duties.

“Their arms are supposed to be used to protect lives and property. Constitutionally, when there is a violent protest, the constitution allows you to use your firearm, when individuals or groups of people are illegal, you are allowed to use your firearm.

“To defend himself and he has no other means to escape any attack, he is allowed to use his firearm but he is not allowed to kill. As police officers, you are not allowed to kill, when you use your firearm you are supposed to mutilate.

“You shouldn’t avoid using your firearms for these purposes, but don’t kill.

“If in the process of performing your duties, an error arises and we know that you followed all the necessary procedures, we will stand behind you, support you and make sure you are not disturbed,” Adamu said.

The State Police Commissioner, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, said earlier in his welcoming speech that the IGP visit would raise the morale of the police officers in the state.

Ajogun explained that around seven divisional headquarters were vandalized in the state with the DCO of the Atan-Ota division, DSP Ogbeche lost his life.

According to him, the state police have returned to their respective duty posts as it is their duty to protect lives and property.

He promised that the command would remain loyal and more professional in its desire to serve the people of the state, thanking the IGP for raising the lower ranks to their next levels.

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