The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has stated that the police has made arrests of prisoners who escaped from prison during the #endsars protest.
He said this while fielding questions during a meeting with command commissioners of police in Abuja on Friday, Adamu disclosing that the command will not allow any violent protest in the country.
IGP reiterated that the Constitution guaranteed peaceful protest but will never allow it erupt again.
He stated, “We will never allow this type of #EndSARS protests again, it was violent. Peaceful protest is allowed in our constitution. When these rallies started peacefully, we provided security for them.
“We were moving with them to make sure they were not molested by any group of people and it was going on well until it turned violent.
“When it turned violent, they then attacked the people that were even giving them protection. So, we shall never allow any violent protest in this country again. When you talk of peaceful protests, yes, it is allowed but violent protests, never.”
He called on well-meaning Nigerians to prevail on groups said to be planning another round of protests to drop the idea.
The IG explained that his men were working hard to apprehend other inmates at large, including cultists terrorizing the neighbourhoods.
He noted, “We have made a lot of arrests of those people that escaped from prisons. Some were even arrested in Kano and Kaduna. When they escaped, some of them went back to their business of robbery.
“And the cultists, when they escaped, they went back to the business of cultism, especially in Edo. We’ve been able to arrest a significant number of them and we are still after those that are outside. We call on Nigerians, any information you have about an escapee from any of the correctional centres, please inform us or any other security agencies, so that we can get them back to prison.”