#EndSARS protesters hail policewoman who stood for them

While some irresponsible police officers were firing teargas and live bullets to disperse #EndSARS protesters, one policewoman stood in solidarity with Nigerians.

Patricia Amadin, the divisional police officer (DPO) of Anthony police station in Lagos state, is being hailed by EndSARS protesters for her “encouragement and support” during the campaign.

TMZNaija had earlier reported how Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), announced the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on Sunday after the nationwide outrage.

But shortly after the Adamu’s pronouncement, photos and video clips of the female police officer calmly addressing  #EndSARS protesters in Lagos started to gain momentum.

In one of the short videos, Amadin could be heard telling the protesters that she would “escort” them alongside her team as they continued their peaceful agitation for an end to police brutality.
In another footage, she could be seen assuring the #EndSARS protesters that her team would not impinge on their freedom of expression as enshrined in the constitution.
Several Nigerians have since taken to Twitter to hail the police officer’s “heroics” while others also recounted their previous encounters with her.

One of the users, who lauded the police officer, recounted how she came to his rescue when her colleagues arrested him for moving around with a power bike after the Lagos state government had banned movement of motorcycles.

“During the bike ban, trigger happy policemen held me at Maryland and insisted that the ban covers power bikes. She was the one that let me go. beautiful soul, we gisted for a bit. She’s doing her second masters as we speak, Better woman!!!!,” the user wrote.

Here is what some Nigerians had to say about her:

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