October 20, 2020 - 4:56 Pm
Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has deployed anti-riot police officers nationwide to quell the crisis following the #EndSARS protests.
The police disclosed this via its Twitter handle on Tuesday, moments after a 24-hour curfew was declared in Lagos state.
The protests have turned violent in some states; police stations were burnt in Lagos, barely 24 hours after some were set ablaze in Edo state.
“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered immediate nationwide deployment of anti-riot police unit — the Police Mobile Force (PMF) — to protect lives and property of all Nigerians and secure critical national infrastructure across the country,” the police tweeted.