There is no doubt that both civilians and security men were victimized during the nationwide EndSARS protest aimed at ending the atrocious activities of the “disbanded” Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS).
However, it is important to note there would not have been casualties if the security men had not provoked the peaceful protesters who were fighting for the good of everyone, including the (Security men) that brutalized them.
The Abia State Commissioner of Police, Janet Agbede, today, assured that families of policemen in Abia who lost their lives during the #EndSARS protest would be compensated.
Agbede disclosed this during the visit of the Inspector General of Police committee on the assessment of police facilities destroyed during the EndSARS protest in Aba.
Meanwhile, an investigation by Obinwannem News proves that not less than five (5) persons were killed, ten persons injured while an undisclosed number of persons are still missing.
Some hospitalized victims who spoke to Obinwannem stated that no government officials had visited, let alone compensating them.
The Command’s PPRO, Geoffrey Ogbonna, explained that the police had met with relations of the deceased police officers and would not abandon them.
Ogbonna said, “We accompanied the committee set up by the Inspector-General of Police, going round the states for an on the spot assessment of police facilities destroyed during the EndSARS protest.
“We have met with the relations of the deceased. The needful is being done waiting for the next line of action. The visit shows that the IGP is not happy with what happened during the EndSARS protest.
“He is really poised to ensure that the families of the deceased policemen are compensated. Hopefully, the police facilities including those of police personnel that were burnt will also get their compensation”.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News