Buhari Finally Breaks Silence Over #EndSARS Protests, Calls Nigerian Police Force Patriotic

President Buahri EndSARS Protests OnoBello

President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence as demonstrations against police brutality entered its third day. Taking to social media on Friday October 9, he has asked the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to address the concerns of Nigerians.

He also ordered the police chief to reform Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) nationwide after meeting at the State House which included the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the police force was put together to tackle robbery and crimes related to armed robbery within the country, but the unit has for quite a while been overreaching in its operations across the nation.


“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,” Buhari said.


He added, “The IG already has my firm instructions to conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding these excesses, & ensure erring personnel are brought to justice, I appeal for patience and calm, even as Nigerians freely exercise their right to peacefully make their views known.

“The vast majority of men and women of the Nigeria Police Force are patriotic and committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians, and we will continue to support them to do their job.”

Without any legislation or order, the unit has morphed itself into some form of anti-graft agency, harassing many young Nigerians, especially men who spot dreadlocks and other forms of fancy head styles.

Yesterday was met with a lot of outrage as protesters took over social media alongside local celebrities to demand for the abolishment of SARS. South Africa, UK and US are some of the countries who have reacted to the ongoing cause.


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