The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has explained that officers of the Nigeria Police Force acted professionally, exercised commendable restraints and some paid the supreme price for peace during the protests.

A statement by the force indicates that The IGP made the observation following a report by Amnesty International dated 21st October, 2020 that Police personnel shot at peaceful protesters.
He described the Amnesty International’s report as untrue, misleading and contrary to all available empirical evidences.

He noted that during the protests, officers of the Force used legitimate means to ensure that the protests were carried out in a peaceful manner and in most cases, physically protected and walked side-by-side with the protesters and reiterated that even when the protests turned violent in some parts of the country, the officers still maintained utmost restraint and did not use excessive force in managing the situations.

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