EndSARS: Akeredolu, El-Rufai announce actions against police brutality in their states

EndSARS: Akeredolu, El-Rufai announce actions against police brutality in their states

- Two state governors have announced measures to address complaints against police in their respective states

- Governor Akeredolu met with EndSARS protesters and assured them of his commitment to probing allegations of police brutality

- On his part, Governor El-Rufai revealed his executive move to also look into similar allegations in his state

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Ondo Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has announced that he has taken steps to address victims of police brutality in the state.

In a series of tweets on his verified Twitter handle on Friday, October 16, Akeredolu revealed that his administration was moving to address complaints by residents.

The governor, however, noted that although the problem was not with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the southwest state, he understood the protesters and stood with them in the struggle against brutality.

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The same is the story in Kaduna state, where Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Friday, October 16, approved a panel to look into allegations of brutality against the police in the northern state.

Like Akeredolu, El-Rufai tweeted the state government's action on his verified official Twitter handle.

EndSARS: Akeredolu, El-Rufai announce actions against police brutality in their states
El-Rufai announced that he has set up a panel against police brutality in his state.
Source: Twitter

The panel, Legit.ng gathered, is an inclusive one that has youth representatives also involved.

The governor's actions came just days after Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) officially intervened in the ongoing protests against police brutality nationwide.

State governors, on Wednesday, October 14, met in Abuja with Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on the issue and the way forward as the EndSARS protests continued.

Akeredolu and El-Rufai are part of the NGF.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday, October 16, personally apologised to all Nigerians who are angry over police brutality.

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He apologized for the slow response of the government to the people's cries on the matter.

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