- Sunday Dare, the minister of youth and sports development, has urged EndSARS protesters to embrace dialogue
- Dare made this known on Monday, October 19, in an interview in Abuja
- The minister said the FG has created an independent body to investigate alleged misconduct and the release of all arrested protesters
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The minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare, has urged the EndSARS protesters across the country to end their daily demonstrations and enter into dialogue with the government on law enforcement reforms.
Reuters reports the minister said that Nigerians protesting against what they condemn as police brutality must end their daily demonstrations and enter into dialogue.
Legit.ng gathered that Dare made this known in an interview with Reuters in Abuja, October 19.
It would be recalled that thousands of Nigerians calling for an end to alleged brutality and for law enforcement reforms have taken to the streets every day for more than a week across the country.
The minister told Reuters that the government had met the demonstrators’ demands, including the creation of an independent body to investigate alleged misconduct and the release of all arrested protesters.
“It is time to move to the next stage, that next stage is dialogue."
He, however, acknowledged the mistrust of demonstrators who say the government has promised to reform the police in the past with little discernible effect.
Dare said the government did not want the situation to “escalate or descend into chaos” as a result of the demonstrations and their impact on other Nigerians’ livelihoods.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that some suspected thugs broke into a prison and released inmates in Edo state on Monday, October 19.
It was reported that the thugs have gone ahead to burn the Ugbekun police station in Benin, the state capital.
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Eyewitnesses told journalists that the assembly of the hoodlums outside the prison is increasing in number and that in no time, they may break into the facility.
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