Saturday, November 28, 2020

Nigeria Police restates commitment to effective law enforcement despite EndSARS setback

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The Nigeria police force has re assured Nigerians that it will not be discouraged by the destruction of its facilities and killing of its men during the EndSARS protest but would continue in the discharge of its duties to protect life and property.

During an on the spot assessment of the level of damage done to police facilities during the end sars protest in Akure the state capital, the chairman, Assessment committee, CP Abutu Yaro said the inspection became necessary to re equip the police force for efficient service delivery to the people.

Orange FM’s Gbenga Oluwajana reports that consequent upon the hijacking of the peaceful EndSARS protest by hoodlums which led to destruction of police facilities in the country, the Inspector General of police, Muhammed Adamu inaugurated a 9-Man Committee to assess the extent of damage

The Committee, which has CP Abutu Yaro as Chairman is to physically visit the scenes of incident and capture the pictorials of all damages done to police infrastructure and personnel; verify the fatalities suffered by the police and establish the weapons that were lost during the incidents amongst others.

On arrival in Akure, Ondo state capital, the delegation led by CP Abutu Yaro visited affected police stations which include A division, Ala police station, police band base at the Officers mess and SARS office to properly document the losses suffered for strategic planning.

CP Abutu Yaro while lauding the inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu for his prompt response said the assessment visit will avail the committee more information on the damage levelled on police facilities in the state.

Abutu Yaro who spoke through the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Tee Leo Ikoro said the visit served as morale booster to re construct and re equip the force for optimal performance.

He also noted that the visit will re ignite the consciousness of Nigerians that the police force will not deter in its efforts to maintain law and order during crisis

The Assessment committee boss further reiterated that the police will continue to serve in the overall interest of the people.