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22 police killed during #EndSARS protests – IGP

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, says 205 critical security assets, corporate facilities and private property were burnt or vandalized during the EndSARS protest.

The protest, which sought to end police brutality turned violent in parts of the country.

During a virtual conference with senior police officers on Friday, the IGP said statistics collated between Oct. 11 when the protest assumed a national dimension and Oct. 27 indicated that 14 states recorded major violence.

Lagos, Edo, Delta, Oyo, Kano, Plateau, Osun, Ondo, Ogun, Rivers, Abia, Imo, Ekiti and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The police boss said 71 public warehouses and 248 privately owned stores were looted.

He said there are 51 civilian fatalities with 37 injured; and 22 policemen were ruesomelyy murdered with 26 others injured during the protest.

Adamu said that 10 firearms including eight AK 47 rifles carted away during attacks on Police Stations, and a locally made pistol had been recovered.

The I-G said 1,596 suspects have so far been arrested; 520 in Lagos, 367 in Plateau, 210 in the FCT and 142 in Kwara.

“Similarly, 82 suspects were apprehended in Osun, 60 in Adamawa and 36 each in Kano and Ogun states.

“Furthermore, 33 were arrested in Edo, 20 each in Kaduna and Akwa Ibom, 15 each in Abia and Delta, and 13 each in Oyo and Ekiti,” he said.

Adamu, who said 10 suspects were arrested in Rivers and four in Ondo State, added that 1,117 of the suspects have been charged to court.

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