Group holds peaceful protest at police headquarters in Abuja

Group holds peaceful protest at police headquarters in Abuja

- A peaceful protest was held at the police headquarters by a group demanding police reform

- Omoyele Sowore, a journalist tweeted about the protest

- The group also voiced out against bad governance in Nigeria

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Some Nigerians converged at the police headquarters in Abuja on Sunday, November 2, to demand an end to police brutality.

According to The Nation newspaper, the protest was organised by a small group of people.

Group holds peaceful protests at police headquarters in Abuja
Omoyele Sowore and other Nigerians at the police headquarters in Abuja. Photo credits: @YeleSowore
Source: Twitter

The group inscribed #EndSARS in red on the road in front of the police building.

Omoyele Sowore, a journalist who was among the protesters said the group also visited the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

The group were reportedly seen chanting songs and calling on the relevant authorities to end police brutality and bad governance in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to youths in Nigeria to end street protests and get involved in negotiations aimed at ending police brutality in the country.

Buhari made the appeal on Sunday, November 1, at an event to mark the maiden national youth day celebration.

According to a statement issued by a presidential aide, Garba Shehu the president who was represented by the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Bello, said his administration has heard the demands of the Nigerian youths.

In another news, the president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Olumide Akpata, has supported the resolve of governors to set up panels of inquiry to preside over cases of brutality against citizens on the part of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Akpata said that an argument against the move of Nigerian governors in the regard will be contrary to the position of the association, Channels TV reported.

According to the NBA president, the governors have every right and are backed up by the law to set up such panels of enquiry which will determine whether or not the now-disbanded SARS went beyond their limit in carrying out their responsibilities.

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