#EndSARS youths show interest to join Nigeria Police Force

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People carry placards in continuation of ongoing demonstrations to call for the scrapping of the controversial police unit at Ikeja, on October 9, 2020. - Nigeria's top police chief banned a controversial anti-robbery unit and other special agents from mounting roadblocks and carrying out stop-and-search operations over accusations of abuses. Inspector-General of Police Muhammed Adamu said the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other tactical squads must stop such operations "with immediate effect". Adamu said the decision followed findings that "a few personnel" in undercover tactical squads have abused their position "to perpetrate all forms of illegality". (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

The Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, says youths who participated in the #EndSARS protest want to join the Nigeria Police Force.

The #EndSARS protest which occurred in October 2020 saw youths take to the streets across the country to demand an end to police brutality and bad governance.

Mohammed who spoke on a television programme yesterday night said the same youths have shown interest in joining the Force.

The IGP, however, pointed out that officers in the Force don’t have the required logistics needed to operate.

He said if they are given the same logistics as their foreign counterparts, they will perform better.

On hospitals requesting police report before they attend to victims of gunshot wounds, Mohammed advised them to save lives first before any other thought.