- President Buhari has addressed Nigerians over the ongoing EndSARS protests
- The president noted that some people said the disbandment of SARS was a weakness on the part of the government
- Buhari, however, ordered all the protesters to end their demonstrations across the country
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the swift response of his government to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force was taken as weakness by some Nigerians.
Legit.ng reports that the president made this known in a live broadcast on the evening of Thursday, October 22, over the ongoing EndSARS protests across the country.
It would be recalled that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, had scrapped the special police unit in the wake of the #EndSARS protests.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the president on the evening of Thursday, October 22, addressed the nation following the ongoing nationwide protests against the activities of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
It was reported that the Nigerian leader in a national broadcast monitored by Legit.ng on suspended protests across the country.
The president went on to warn those who have hijacked the protest of youths against the excesses of operatives of the now-disbanded unit.
He said the choice to demonstrate peacefully is a fundamental right of citizens as enshrined in section 40 of the Nigerian constitution and other enactments, adding that the right to protest also imposes on the demonstrators the responsibility to respect the rights of other citizens.
In another report, the Nigerian Defence Headquarters reacted over the alleged shooting of some EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate by soldiers.
The coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO), Maj. Gen. John Enenche, stated that the videos which surfaced online showing soldiers shooting at peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza was fake and was either photoshopped or cropped.
Eneche made this known while addressing newsmen at a press conference on the shooting which was allegedly perpetrated by soldiers of the Nigerian Army.
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