The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has reacted to a report released by Amnesty International Nigeria on the recent EndSARS protests in Nigeria.
Speaking on what he described as discriminatory tendencies exhibited by the Amnesty International, Adamu said the report on Shooting of Protesters by the Police is not true.
The IGP also revealed that available reports show that twenty-two (22) police personnel were extra-judicially killed by some rampaging protesters while scores were injured during the protests.
According to him, many of the injured personnel are in a life-threatening condition at the hospitals.
Adamu added that two hundred and five (205) Police stations and formations including other critical private and public infrastructure were also damaged by a section of the protesters.
He wondered if the police officers are not also human beings who are equally entitled to the protection of their fundamental rights to life.
Adamu noted that Amnesty International failed to mention or pay tribute to Police officers who were gruesomely murdered during the protests while serving their fatherland.
However, he enjoined the Organization to subject their reports to adequate scrutiny and proper verification of facts before making the reports public.
In the meantime, the IGP stressed that the Force is committed to the Federal Government’s ongoing holistic reforms of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF which targets an improving service delivery, positive police-citizen relationship and respect for human rights.