The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reportedly said the recent #EndSARS nationwide protests were aimed at a regime change and was sponsored by forces within and outside Nigeria.
According to a statement released by Kelvin Ebiri, the Special Assistant (Media) to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, the police chief made the claim during his visit to Port Harcourt where leaders of the South-South region met with a delegation from Nigeria’s presidency on Tuesday, November 24.
”The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, said fake news gave impetus to the nationwide EndSARS that culminated in the death of civilians, police personnel and their assets,” the statement reads in part.
Adamu alleged that intelligence has confirmed that the EndSARS protest was funded from within and outside the country. He further added that one of the primary objective of the protest was to effect a regime change.
Early October, Nigerian youths took to the streets to protest, calling for an end to the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as well as police brutality while demand for reforms across the entire police force.
The protest which was largely peaceful, was later hijacked by hoodlums who carried out mass killing, looting and destruction of properties.
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