- A former military leader, Abdulsalami Abubakar, has sent a message to Nigerian youths to end protests
- Some youths have been protesting over the brutality of the innocent Nigerians by the police
- Abdulsalami urged the protesters to withdraw from the streets and prepare for dialogue
Following the violence and destruction of property generated by the EndSARS protests across the country, a former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), has called on the youths to halt their demonstrations and give a chance for dialogue.
Daily Trust reports that Abdulsalami said this while addressing newsmen in Minna over the EndSARS protests going on in the country.
Legit.ng gathered that he explained that the unfortunate incident was causing serious concern to many Nigerians, adding that if care is not taken it might take the country backward than imagined.
The former head of state also appealed to youths, who have strongly and clearly made their points known, to withdraw from the streets and prepare for dialogue.
He, however, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to continue addressing the grievances expressed by the youths and layout programmes that meet and addressed the objective of the protest.
Abdusalami also lamented the hijacking of the protest by criminals resulting in violence and destruction of government critical infrastructure and private properties as well as the criminal release of prisoners.
He added that this had forced the government to send security agencies to restore law and order which unfortunately further led to the loss of more innocent lives.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a group, Stakeholders of Nigerian Youths (SONY) asked leaders of the #EndSARS protests to dialogue with the federal government.
It was reported that 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.
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