A retired army general, Maj Gen. Garba Wahab, has said the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has lost total control of the police force.
Speaking on a current affairs program, Sunrise, monitored in Lagos on Friday, Gen Wahab, who spoke on the insecurity across Nigeria said, Adamu was no longer in control.
“The IGP May be sitting in Abuja with the paraphernalia of office, but he has lost the control of the police force.” He said.
He recalled what happened when the minister of transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi was the governor of Rivers state, leading to a brickbat between him and the commissioner of police in the state then.
Gen Wahab says the EndSARS protests across the country has exposed that the IGP has lost total control of the police.
The retired infantry army general was unequivocal that something must be done urgently for the police to regain their morale that has been at the lowest ebb after the attack on barracks and its personnel by hoodlums who hijacked the EndSARS Protest.
It will be recalled that IGP Adamu embarked on the tour of the police formations across the country after the nationwide protests and the Arson and looting that follows to boost the morale of his officers and men.
He,however, told his officers and men to use force to quell any riot and protect themselves.
He has also withdrew some policemen attached to about 60 very important personalities across the country in order to have enough men to stem the tide of insecurity before, during and after the Yuletide.