- Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has called on Nigerians to apply caution and restraint in the EndSARS protests
- The former president said that no casualty needs to be recorded in the move to bring about a better Nigeria
- Jonathan noted that the protest is simply a call by most Nigerians for the advancement of the police force and the country generally
Former Nigerian president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has broken his silence over the agitations of Nigerians for the reform of the police which have taken the form of protests.
Jonathan, on his Twitter page, said that the protest was only organised to advance the country and as such, no life needs to be lost.
He noted that while many may hold different views on national issues, ultimately, every well-meaning Nigerian wants the best for the country.
The elder statesman, therefore, urged fellow citizens to apply self-control in their move for a better Nigeria at such a trying time.
"No Nigerian blood needs to be spilt or life lost during a peaceful protest that seeks to advance our country. We may hold different views on national issues, but there is no doubt that most people desire the same thing for Nigeria...
"...a place where we can all live out the full potential of our God-given abilities. I implore everyone to exercise restraint as we walk through these challenging times."
Meanwhile, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu revealed details of his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on the way forward after the disbandment of SARS.
The governor said that during his talk with the president, he restated his commitment to embark on a total reform of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).
Moreover, Sanwo-Olu, on his Twitter page, on Tuesday, October 13, disclosed that as part of his resolution, President Buhari has approved the setting up of a panel consisting of leaders of civil society groups that would take an objective look into cases of abuse in the force.
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