The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has condemned the recent destruction of properties in Lagos and other parts of the country.
During a visit to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the State House in Marina, Mr Adamu said the Nigeria Police Force is tracking down the culprits.
He said that he came to commiserate with the Governor and people of the State, adding that the destruction they suffered was uncalled for.
The IGP noted that the second leg of his visit is to see the Police Stations destroyed and boost the morale of their men in Lagos emphasising that thhey do not want them to be demoralized by the event in which they suffered personal attacks.
He explained that Policemen are trained to take such pain. Now that the event has happened, it should not discourage them from performing their constitutional duties.
While noting that the morale of some officers had dampened in the light of the violence, the police chief said his visit is meant to encourage them to give their all in protecting the lives and properties of the citizens. Adamu said the scale of the destruction witnessed in Lagos and around the country called for the need to adopt standard protocols for public protests.
Adamu visited some of the assets torched in Lagos, including the vandalized Palace of the Oba of Lagos. On his part, Governor Sanwo-Olu commiserated with the IGP over the mob attacks on police personnel and torching of their stations.
Governor Sanwo-Olu informed IGP Adamu of the move by the State Government to rebuild the razed Police Stations and offer scholarship awards to the children of the officers killed in the violence.
Lagos was the epicenter where the #EndSARS protest took place and the number of destruction in the subsequent violence was more in Lagos than any other part.