#EndSARS Protests: Address concerns of Nigerians, Buhari directs IGP
By Ekene Agbor
Following the nationwide #EndSARS protests, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Inspector General of Police to conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding the excesses of the operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The president, in a statement issued on Friday night by his media team, a copy of which was obtained by News Boom,said he met with the IGP, Muhammad Adamu to know his efforts at ending police brutality and unethical conduct of the men of the Police Force.
Buhari promised Nigerians to ensure that the police are fully accountable to the people.
His statement reads in full : “I met again with the Inspector General of Police 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 IG already has my firm instructions to conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding these excesses, and 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.”
Many Nigerians, especially youths, have for two days now embarked on protests against continued existence of SARS across the country.
They asked that the unit be completely scrapped and not reformed.