A police officer identified as Etaga Stanley was killed during the #EndSARS protest in Delta state.
According to reports, several persons sustained injuries including another policeman.
The inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu, in a statement reacting to the incident, issued a warning that the force will no longer tolerate attack on its officers by any individual or group.
The statement read: “The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu, NPM, mni has condemned the unprovoked and violent attack on policemen and damage to police operational vehicles and other assets by ENDSARS protesters in Ughelli, Delta State, on Thursday, 8th October, 2020.”
“The incident, which resulted in the unfortunate death of one Police officer, Corporal Etaga Stanley, attached to ‘A’ Division, Ughelli, Delta State, who was attacked and brutally murdered by the protesters, also left another, Sergeant Patrick Okuone, with serious body injury sustained from gunshot by the protesters.”
“The protesters also carted away one (1) service AK47 rifle with breach no 56-2609008 and 25 rounds of live ammunition that was with the deceased at the time of the incident.”
“The IGP, who described the incident as cruel and unwarranted, has warned that the Force will no longer tolerate any attack on its personnel or any member of the law enforcement community by any individual or group protesting under any guise.”
“The IGP notes that protest by citizens remain a legitimate means for airing their concerns and views. It must, however, be carried out with all sense of responsibility and within the confines of the law.”
“The IGP, while condoling the family and friends of the late Corporal Etaga Stanley who paid the supreme price in the service of our dear nation, equally commended the officers of the Delta State Police Command for exercising restraint in the face of the immoral and unjustified provocation.”
He also directed the Delta state commissioner of police to carry out a discreet investigation into the incident to bring the killers to book.