Olusegun Ariyo

The inspector general of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed has directed all commissioners of police in the Thirty-six states in the federal to isolate lawbreakers in the EndSARS Protest currently going on nationwide, even though states like Edo and Lagos had imposed a curfew, the igp had equally directed officers to protect all physical infrastructure.

In a statement Entitled Attack On Police Facilities, Others; IGP Orders Deployment of Anti-Riot Police Officers signed by the Force Public Relation Officer, Dcp Frank Mba and that which was obtained by Urban Express News-online On a verified Facebook handle of the Nigeria Police Force ordered nationwide Deployments of Anti Riot Police unit, the Police Mobile Force (PMF) to protect lives and properties of all Nigerians, secure critical infrastructure across the country

He said the IGP has also ordered massive deployment of Police operatives to strengthen the security around Correctional facilities nationwide.

 The orders are coming on the heels of increasing attacks including acts of arson and malicious damage to public and private facilities as recorded in some states of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The FPPRO said also directed  Commissioners of Police in the thirty-six (36) States of the Federation and the FCT are to identify and isolate law-breakers from peaceful protesters; immediately arrest and diligently prosecute such perpetrators of violence in their respective Commands.

“The IGP notes that twelve (12) suspects have been arrested in connection with the attacks and arson on Police Stations in Benin, Edo State. Five (5) AK47 rifles earlier stolen from vandalized Police Stations have also been recovered”.

“we calls on members of the public to avail the police with useful information that can lead to the re-arrest of the fleeing inmates, unlawfully released from Correctional facilities”.

He said the IGP has advised parents/guardians to prevail on their children/wards to steer-clear of acts of violence and criminality as the Force will henceforth exercise the full powers of the law to prevent any further attempt on lives and property of citizens.

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