The Inspector-General of Police , Mr Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday said the Nigerian Police Force would never again tolerate any form of violent protests in the country .
He also observed that the # EndSARS protests were targeted at the Nigerian government , adding that the demands of the protesters had been met long ago by the government as it concerns the reformation of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad.
The IG spoke during his visit to the Ebonyi State Police COmmand on Tuesday .
He said , “ The protests were not against the police , but the Nigerian government . But the demands of the protesters were already met ; yet , they went about destroying national assets , without remorse.
“ The Nigerian Police will never again tolerate and accept that kind of violent protests in this country. Your protest must be peaceful and the moment it’ s becomes violent , you will be met with maximum force .
Speaking earlier, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Phillip Maku , said the command did not have records of police brutality and extra- judicial killings, “ but it was badly hit, during the #EndSARS
Maku said , “ About 20 vehicles were burnt, among which were five police operations vans . Five police officers were killed and about 14 sustained varying degrees of injury and five police stations were burnt .”