Following the bloody clash between the police and protesters in Ughelli, Delta State that led to the brutal killing of a policeman, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has directed the state Commissioner of Police to carry out a discrete investigation into the unfortunate incident, root-out the perpetrators and bring the killer protesters to book.
The IGP in a statement issued on Friday by Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, condemned the unprovoked and violent attack on policemen and damage to police operational vehicles and other assets by #EndSARS protesters in Ughelli, Delta State, on Thursday, October 8.
He warned against attacks on law enforcement officers by the ENDSARS protesters.
“The incident which resulted in the unfortunate death of one Police officer, Corporal Etaga Stanley attached to ‘A’ Division, Ughelli, Delta State who was attacked and brutally murdered by the protesters also left another, Sergeant Patrick Okuone with serious body injury sustained from gunshot by the protesters,” the statement said.
“The protesters also carted away one (1) service AK47 rifle with breach no 56-2609008 and 25 rounds of live ammunition that was with the deceased at the time of the incident.”
The IGP, who described the incident as cruel and unwarranted, stressed that the Force will no longer tolerate any attack on its personnel or any member of the law enforcement community by any individual or group protesting under any guise.
He noted that protest by citizens remains a legitimate means for airing their concerns and views. However, he said, such protest must be carried out with all sense of responsibility and within the confines of the law.
The IGP, while condoling with the family and friends of the late Corporal Etaga Stanley, commended the officers of the Delta State Police Command for exercising restraint in the face of the immoral and unjustified provocation.