The acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has stated that the last #endsars protest across the country is having a negative impact on police personnel across the country.
This is coming just as Usman stated that the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) created a vacuum in efforts at fighting insecurity in the country.
The acting IGP spoke at the weekly Ministerial briefing on Thursday, organized by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
He stated that the morale of the personnel of the force had remained dampened aftermath of the #EndSARS protest and with the recent attacks in the Southeast.
He said the regular policemen and women have not been able to immediately slot into the vacuum created by the SARS disbandment even though efforts are ongoing to train them for the new role.
The acting IGP affirmed that the security situation stabilizes most times but with pockets of problems around the country.
Usman said that the police has recorded successes against secessionists and criminals in the southeast but they cannot be prosecuted and brought to justice because of the ongoing strike by judiciary workers.
On the plan to recruit 10,000 new police personnel, he revealed that the process has reached 70 percent, assuring that the exercise would stick to the Federal Character principle.
He said the suspects that attacked Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on his farm on, March 20, 2021, have been arrested and are in custody for the past one month.