The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, has constituted a 9-man committee to assess losses suffered by the Nigeria Police Force during the #ENDSARS protests across the country.
In a statement released on Friday by Frank Mba, DCP, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police, the IGP said the setting up of the Assessment Committee was informed by the need to properly document the losses suffered by the Force for the purposes of strategic planning, re-construction and re-equipment as well as for future reference.
He observed that the Force suffered huge losses in terms of human and material resources during the nationwide protests.
The Committee, which has CP Abutu Yaro as Chairman, was charged by the IGP to see the assignment as a call to service which must be undertaken with purposefulness, empathy, dedication and sacrifice, the statement said.
The terms of reference of the Committee include: that the delegation should physically visit the scenes of incident and capture the pictorials of all damages done to police infrastructure and personnel; verify the fatalities suffered by the police; establish the weapons holdings that were lost during the incidents, amongst others. The IGP particularly emphasized that the delegates should visit families of deceased police officers and the injured on behalf of the Force.
The IGP, while appreciating President Muhammadu Buhari, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and Government at all levels for their support and commitment to the holistic reforms of the Force, reassured the families of the deceased police officers and the injured their losses and sacrifices would continually be remembered by the Force and the nation.
The IGP also appreciated the professional conduct and restraints by Police personnel during the period, even in the face of imminent threats to their lives, the statement added.