- An appointee of President Muhammadu Buhari says the Nigerian leader is doing all he can to address the concerns of the citizenry
- The National Security Adviser says President Muhammadu Buhari has taken firm actions in the last few days
- Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd) says security agencies have been tasked to be lawful in their conducts
The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd), says President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security operatives to carry out their duties within the confines of the law.
Monguno disclosed this while speaking to journalists attached to the presidency on Thursday, October 22.
He said the president is fully aware of the happenings across the nation and is committed as ever to protect every law-abiding citizen.
The NSA said President Buhari has also asked the government at all levels to find solutions to the unease that have gripped the nation in recent times.
President Buhari had at a National Council Meeting on the same day, directed that government at all levels must do all that is necessary to find a solution to the crisis in the country noting that the riots are taking an unwanted dimension which could result in full-blown anarchy.
Monguno enjoined legitimate protesters to come to a meeting point with the government, stressing that the authorities have begun to make some concessions.
According to him, if the atmosphere in the country is not conducive for dialogue, there will be no resolution to the conflict.
Meanwhile, a group, Stakeholders of Nigerian Youths (SONY) have asked leaders of the #EndSARS protests to dialogue with the federal government.
The demand was made by the convener of the group, Comrade Ikechukwu Obinna at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, October 22.
The group hailed youths in the country for speaking with one voice over the last two weeks through peaceful demonstrations against police brutality.
Recall that Dr Doyin Okupe, a former presidential media aide, recently asked Nigerian youths under the #EndSARS movement to halt their protests and start the process of negotiating with the federal government.
Okupe, 68, said with what they have accomplished with the protests, they must gain maximally from it by negotiating with the authorities.
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