The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammed Adamu has condemned
what he termed the “unprovoked and violent attack on policemen and damage to police operational vehicles and other assets by ENDSARS protesters” in Ughelli, Delta state.
In a press release issued in Abuja, the IGP said the incident led to the death of a police officer, Corporal Etaga Stanley who was attached to the A Division in Ughelli.
Another Sergeant, Patrick Okuone was also left with serious injuries after an encounter with the ENDSARS protesters, the IGP said. He also
claimed that the protesters made away with one service AK47 rifle with breach no 56-2609008 and 25 rounds of live ammunition which was with the deceased at the time of the incident.
The IGP described the death as “cruel and unwarranted” warned 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 protests by citizens’ remains a legitimate means of airing their concerns and views but must be carried out with all sense
of responsibility and within the confines of the law.
The Police boss condoned with the family of the deceased and commended the officers of the Delta State Police Command for exercising
restraint in the face of provocation. He has also ordered a discrete investigation into the incident with a view to bringing the perpetrators to justice.