The Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has urged officers and men of the Force in Anambra State to continue to carry out their duties diligently and in conformity with the best professional standards and to respect the fundamental rights of all citizens.
Mr Abubakar stated this during his assessment visit to Anambra State on the aftermath of #EndSARS protests that resulted in the destruction and looting of government property including police outposts, with a reported number of policemen killed during the violent agitation.
IGP Abubakar who was in Anambra State to also interact and commiserate with the command on the loses suffered during the protests, urged the officers and men of the force to see their constitutional responsibilities as huge sacrifice that demand patience, tenacity and tolerance.
The Police Chief also commiserated with families of the serving members of the institution whose relatives died or were injured during the protest.
He commended the Anambra State Government and individuals who had begun re-construction works at some of the destroyed police facilities, saying that such uncommon gesture has proved the existing cordial relationship with the Anambra State Government and the police.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang, appreciated the IGP’S visit to the command, recalling that the ENDSARS protests had begun peacefully with the police protecting protesters until hoodlums eventually hijacked the process.
On his part, a businessman and Chairman of Rotech group, Chief Austin Oguejiofor, who was present at the event, expressed satisfaction with the IGPs visit to Anambra State, and encouraged the officers and men not to be discouraged in discharging their duties for safety of all persons.
Among the IGP’s entourage were Deputy Inspector General of Police, Celestine Okoye and the Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba among others.
The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone-13, Ukpo, Anambra State, Mr Mohammed Danmallam was also among the senior police officers to welcome the IGP to Anambra State.