- A Nigerian senator, Abdullahi Adamu has reacted to the recent EndSARS protest that occurred in some parts of the country
- Adamu alleged that there is a conspiracy behind the protest
- The lawmaker claims the aim of the protest was to topple Buhari’s government
Abdullahi Adamu, a senator representing Nasarawa-west, has alleged that the promoters of the EndSARS protest wanted to use it to effect a regime change.
The lawmaker during an interview with Daily Trust claimed that the EndSARS protests were sponsored by some prominent Nigerians to discredit the north.
Adamu, who was the Nasarawa state governor between 1999 and 2007, said if President Muhammadu Buhari was not from the north, the protests would not have occurred.
The lawmaker said:
"We saw some machinations against northern interest in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. One of us is the president today. And you will never see this kind of nonsense when a non-northerner is there. I am sorry and regret to say this, but that is the reality and the truth."
Adamu said he does not want to mention the names of individuals who sponsored the protest but would do so if the need calls for such.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state government on Sunday, November 8, ordered the release of persons who were arrested during the EndSARS protest, numbering about 253.
The directive was issued by the attorney-general and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos, Justice Moyosore Onigbanjo.
Onigbanjo said that this decision came after the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) went through the charges made against the arrested persons by the police and found them devoid of evidence, The Nation reported.
In another news, Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has said that the police would not allow a repeat of the recent attacks, looting, and destruction of properties by hoodlums in some parts of the country.
Adamu's warning was contained in a statement issued on Saturday, November 7, by the Force public relations officer, Frank Mba.
According to Mba, the IGP said the Force would deploy the full weight of the law and legitimate force (if necessary) in preventing a recurrence of the incident.
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