Richard Ginika Izuora
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Adamu Mohammed has insisted that social media was the greatest weapon used to escalate the #Endsars protest across the country.
Mohammed said this on Thursday, November 5, in Owerri during his visit to Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma.
The IGP advised Nigerians not to allow the country to pass through a repeat experience, just as he commended the Police officers across the country for being professional during the protest.
According to Mohammed: “I can tell you that our men acted professionally during the protest. They have their guns, they were being killed, yet they respected human dignity.
“I came specifically to visit vandalised property and to see the level of damage done to police facilities in Imo.”
Mohammed said he would also address key stakeholders and police officers to encourage and boost their morale; which he said was low due to the protest.
He said he would strengthen community policing and to partner with relevant stakeholders in achieving the aim.
Uzodinma, in his remarks, said that the Police officers paid a huge sacrifice for the nation during the protest.
He said the society needed to embrace the Police strongly, while also assuring that the Imo government would support security agencies in the state.
The governor expressed worry that social media was being used to cause trouble in the country.
“I am strongly advocating that social media should be regulated in Nigeria.
“Opposition party incited hoodlums to cause trouble in Imo because the real protesters went off the street after my address and assurances to them,’’ Uzodinma said.