#EndSARS: Hundreds of policemen submit resignation letters

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Resignation letters hundreds of officers in aftermath of # protests have allegedly been rejected by Inspector General of Police, Adamu.

Senior officers confided that hundreds of policemen were ready to leave after their humiliation and burning of stations.

“There is no amount of talk that will assuage anger of policemen. We are very angry. Many of my colleagues tendered their resignation, but they are not accepting it. morale is terribly low. Our officers were dehumanised. Some were killed. Many of us don’t have offices anymore. ask us to go if they don’t need police anymore. Are we not also ? Why we be treated like animals?” an officer fumed.

Adamu had vowed to arrest perpetrators in Lagos with a view to restoring pride of .

According to him, 1,590 suspects have been arrested for arson and looting.

He spoke while addressing hundreds of personnel of Lagos State Police Command in GRA, Ikeja last week.

He had urged them not to be deterred by action of the hoodlums in the discharge of their duties.

Adamu implored the cops to resume work with minds.

It was the ’s first visit after the demonstrations.

Lagos was epicentre of the # which later degenerated into violence that claimed numerous private and public assets.

Six officers were lynched, 36 critically and 46 police stations burnt in the nation’s economic capital.

The police boss said he observed that the morale of officers had dampened in the light of the violence.

Adamu said the scale of destruction witnessed during the event called for adoption of protocols for public protests.

He visited some of the assets torched in the former federal capital city, including the palace of Oba of Lagos. (Text, excluding headline, courtesy

The Guardian