Richard Ginika Izuora
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday, November 3, said that 1,590 suspects have been arrested across the country in respect of the #EndSars protest which turned violent after it was hijacked by hoodlums.
Adamu said this while addressing Police officers and newsmen at the Lagos State Command Headquarters, Ikeja; during a visit to burnt Police formations and injured Police officers in Lagos.
The IGP commended his officers for showing professionalism; during the protest by showing restraint; and not engaging the protesters violently.
“When they campaigned against SARS they came up with five demands and after about four days protest; the authorities acceded to those demands; because they were demands that could lead to reforming SARS.
“Our expectation was that after that, the protesters will all go back and leave the streets; but then they didn’t.
“Every security agent knows that when people come out to protest without observing the protocol; there is always a tendency for the protest to subsequently turn violent,” he said.