#ENDSARS Protest: Senateadvises Federal Government On Full Reform Of Police Force

The Senate has asked the Federal Government to evolve and implement full reforms in the Nigerian Police Force.

It made the call in a report on the mayhem visited on the ancient city of Calabar during the #EndSARS protest on October 23 and 24, 2020, presented at plenary, as part of the recommendations contained in the 69-page report of the Joint Committee on National Security and Intelligence; Defence; Police Affairs; Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.

Chairman of the Joint Committee Ibrahim Gobir, while presenting the report stressed on the need for the police to undertake regular training to enhance their performance.

He noted that the need to employ more able bodied personnel, injecting more financial resources for the purpose of procuring arms, ammunition and other policing gadgets for efficient policing in the country.

The Lawmaker said investigative hearings by the committee indicated that the violence in Calabar metropolis during the protest led to the looting and destruction of private and government-owned properties