The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has inaugurated a nine-man committee to assess the losses experienced by the Nigeria Police Force during the #EndSARS protests across Nigeria.
This was disclosed by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba on Friday, October 30, 2020.
During the inauguration which was held at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
Adamu noted that the setting up of the Assessment Committee was for the need to properly document the losses suffered by the Force, for strategic planning, re-construction and re-equipment, as well as future reference.
The IGP noted that the Force encountered huge losses in terms of human and material resources during the #EndSARS protests, which commenced on a peaceful note but degenerated to violence, loss of lives and destruction of property.
Appreciating the sacrifices made by police personnel, Adamu also constituted delegates and emphasised that they should visit families of deceased and injured officers on behalf of the police force.
The Committee, which has CP Abutu Yaro as Chairman, was charged by the IGP to see the assignment as a call to service, which must be undertaken with purposefulness, empathy, dedication and sacrifice.
The terms of reference of the Committee included paying a physical visit to the scenes of incidents and capturing the pictures of all damages done to police infrastructure and personnel.
The terms of reference also included verifying the fatalities suffered by the police and establishing the weapons that were lost during the incidents, among others.
Adamu also appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and government officials at all levels for their support and commitment to the holistic reforms of the Force.
The IGP assured the families of the deceased police officers and the injured ones that their losses and sacrifices would continually be remembered by the Force and the nation.
He expressed appreciation on the professional conduct and restraints by Police personnel during the period, even in the face of imminent threats to their lives.