Aisha Buhari tweets 'Save the people' amid EndSARS protests

Aisha Buhari tweets 'Save the people' amid EndSARS protests

- Aisha Buhari has urged her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, to save the people

- The First Lady shared a simple but powerful message in her native Hausa language on Saturday

- Attached to the message was a video of the Nigerian leader at work and a signature song

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Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Saturday, October 17, shared a simple but powerful message on her verified Twitter handle @aishambuhari.

The hashtagged message which was written in her local Hausa dialect #Achechijamaa translates as #Savethepeople.

The First Lady did not state who the message was directed at.

However, the message was accompanied by a video of different images of her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari in meetings and roundtable discussions with Nigeria's service chiefs.

The video is accompanied by a song begging the Nigerian leader to save the north.

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Aisha Buhari also shared the same message on her Facebook page.

This is her first message since Monday, October 12 when she retweeted the president's announcement of deeper security reforms than the disbandment of the controversial police unit SARS.

Aisha Buhari tweets 'Save the people' amid EndSARS protests
Aisha Buhari (in green) with President Buhari (second from left) during Nigeria's 60th-anniversary celebrations at the Eagle Square, Abuja on Thursday, October 1. Photo credit: @aishambuhari
Source: Twitter

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was disbanded by Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday, October 11, following protests across the country. notes that there have also been some protests in the northern part of the country calling for improved security against attacks by bandits, killer herders and Boko Haram terrorists.

A coalition of the northern groups began protests across the 19 states in the region on Thursday, October 15, demanding more from the government on security and protection of lives and properties.

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Meanwhile, also reported that amid ongoing EndSARS protests across the country, the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) demanded a complete overhaul of Nigeria’s policing and security agencies.

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The forum said the overhaul must start with the removal of the service chiefs.

A coalition of 16 civil society organisations, however, condemned the call by the northern leaders and politicians for the removal of the country's service chiefs in the face of the current protests.

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