Nigeria’s Police Chief Adamu Says Violent #EndSARS Protests Won’t Be Allowed Again

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said that the Nigerian Police Force will not allow a repeat of the #EndSARS protest that rocked the country in October.

Adamu disclosed this on Friday November 27 at meeting with all Commissioners of Police in Abuja. The police chief said the force was ready to face anyone, who organises or participates in such protests across the country.

“Remember, even our constitution does not accept violent protests, so, those people that are planning to come up with another protest, if they’ve planned it to be a violent one, they should re-think, otherwise, we have prepared to face them,” he said.

“We will never allow this type of #EndSARS protests again. It was violent. Peaceful protest is allowed in our constitutions. When this process started peacefully, we provided security for them. We were moving with them to make sure they were not molested by any group of people and it was going on well until it turned violent.

The IGP continued, “When it turned violent, they then attacked the people that were even giving them protection. So, we shall never allow any violent protest in this country again. When you talk of peaceful protests, yes, it is allowed but violent protests, never!

“We’re to protect this country from hoodlums. We’re to protect this country from violence, and we want every Nigerian to work with us, to prevent what had happened as aftermath of the end of SARS in terms of destruction of public properties, loss of lives, businesses of individuals were crippled, corporate institutions were destroyed.”

“Well-meaning Nigerians should join hands with us so as to prevent recurrence of such. We have made a lot of arrests of those people that escaped from prisons. Some were even arrested in Kano and Kaduna. When they escaped, some of them went back to their business of robbery,” he added.

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