10 Oct #EndSARS: Buhari orders IGP to address concerns of Nigerians
President Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to address the concerns of Nigerians amid protests against police brutality in the country.
In a statement he personally signed, Buhari stated: “I met again with the IGP tonight. Our determination to reform the police should never be in doubt.”
“I am being briefed regularly on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct, and ensure that the Police are fully accountable to the people,” the president said in the statement he personally signed.
Buhari said he ordered the IGP “to conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding these excesses and ensure erring personnel are brought to justice.”
Buhari, also called for patience and calm, even as Nigerians freely exercise their right to peacefully make their views known through protest.
He assured Nigerians of adequate protection adding that vast majority of men and women of the Nigeria Police Force are patriotic and committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians.
On a third day, the protest against police brutality and extra-judicial killings continued on Friday in some states of the federation and Abuja. Youths hit the streets with placards and songs demanding government action. The protest gathered momentum beyond Nigeria yesterday with #EndSARS trending on Twitter in the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Canada.