#EndSARS: We can’t guarantee security during Christmas period – DPO

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Police

Segun Adewole

A Divisional Police Officer, DPO, has told Nigerians to find a way to protect themselves from hoodlums and thugs this Christmas festive period.

The DPO said this after a joint meeting of the law enforcement officers.

He said that the meeting which was attended by military men and other security and intelligence agencies deliberated on the dampened morale of security personnel caused by the attack suffered as a result of the EmdSARS protests.

“In these ember months, and up to Christmas period and the New Year, I doubt if any of the security services can guarantee maximum security as usual. There is no way we can discharge our statutory responsibilities and function when we have become soft targets of miscreants and violent persons,” he said.

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The DPO further said he would ensure that his officers are not deployed to life threatening beats and assignments during the period.

He added:

“Our destroyed facilities are yet to be reconstructed and rehabilitated; our looted armouries are yet to be restocked and when our men and women are yet to get over the humiliation of the atrocities committed on them by the same people we are charged to protect, how can we return to our duty post?”

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